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One Nation's Steve Dickson says LNP, ALP 'trying to lose'

ONE Nation's Queensland leader has accused both Labor and the Liberal National Party of trying to lose the next state election by refusing to deal with the nascent right-wing political force.

Both parties have ruled out doing formal deals with the right-wing minor party, although the LNP may preference the party on a seat-by-seat basis. LNP opposition leader Tim Nicholls, in his speech to the party's state convention on Sunday, again ruled out any formal alliance with One Nation.

"There will be no deal with One Nation; no shared ministry and no coalition," Mr Nicholls said.

"The LNP is the only conservative party that can fix Labor's mess."

 

One Nation's Steve Dickson at Parliament. Pic Darren England.
One Nation's Steve Dickson at Parliament. Pic Darren England. Darren England / Courier Mail

One Nation leader Steve Dickson, who defected to One Nation from the LNP, said he believed his party would hold the balance of power after the election.

"I can tell you, they are ignoring their own internal polling which shows that One Nation will be a big part of the make-up of the next Parliament," he said.

More at The Courier-Mail

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Missing swimmer on north coast, search underway

HAZARDOUS SURF: Surf lifesavers are pleading with the public to stay out of the water this weekend after one of the biggest rescue days occurred on Saturday and swimmer is still missing on the north coast.

Hazardous surf warning and one swimmer missing

Ute and truck smash on highway

CRASH RESCUE: At 2am on Sunday the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out to a crash involving a ute colliding with a truck on the Pacific motorway near Brunswick Heads.

Pacific Highway blocked after ute and truck smash

Ferry return to service delayed

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Service will not resume as expected

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