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LNP supports Auditor-General recommendations for transparency

22nd March 2021

Today the LNP has announced it supports the Auditor General’s recommendations that state finances should be released before state elections and for the state government to provide real transparency around the Queensland Future Fund.

New South Wales and Victoria have strict deadlines to release financial statements and the Auditor-General is calling on the Labor Government to also be transparent.

Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Treasurer David Janetzki says honest Queenslanders deserve to have the full picture before state elections.

“Last year, Queenslanders were effectively blindfolded heading to the ballot box,” Mr Janetzki said.

“The Auditor-General says it was wrong and has called it out.

“This is not just about the numbers, this is about the truth.

“The Auditor-General has dragged the state government into the spotlight and it’s time the Labor Government stopped conducting government business in the dark.”

Shadow Minister for Finance Jarrod Bleijie says this about transparency and integrity.

“Labor has an appalling record when it comes to open and transparent government,” Mr Bleijie said.

“Queenslanders should always have the full picture, but the state government would rather hide the true state of the books.

“The LNP accepts the recommendations of the Auditor General’s report.

“It’s a shame the Premier hasn’t read it.”