The Liberals in Queensland are sticking it to the civil servants who don’t like it up them:
Treasurer Andrew Fraser has labelled the LNP’s costings as “a direct attack’’ on the public sector workers of Queensland.
He argued that with population growth, the 3% cap on annual increases in employee costs meant wage rises would have to be less than inflation.
Mr Fraser also condemned planned cuts to state-based carbon schemes, saying it was a taste of the approach to the environment taken by an LNP government with “unfettered power’’. Daniel Hurst’s report on the costings is here.