QCU's John Battams
QCU's John Battams

Springborg takes responsibility for loss, won't step down

UPDATE 15.10: LNP Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg said he and his team took collective responsibility for the election loss.

But Mr Springborg said he would not be stepping down despite being part of the leadership team described as having isolated itself from the LNP organisational wing.

He said his team was confident in his leadership.

LNP Queensland President Bruce McIver said he had also received a lot of support from members and he would not be stepping down as there was confidence in his leadership.

McIver said the state executive would consider the 39 recommendations.

But he said the review's full report would not be released to the public.

13.42: THE Queensland Council of Unions has accused the LNP of trying to "hoodwink Queenslanders" through its review of the 2015 election loss.

President John Battams said the major ringleaders of the LNP parliamentary party survived the election while Campbell Newman copped the blame and lost his seat.

"This report has given a deodorised view of the impact of LNP government on Queensland," Mr Battams said.

"'Hubris' is a clever word for arrogance, and people are more than 'disappointed' if your party loses 36 seats in one election period."

QCU said its successful election message encouraging voters to "put the LNP last and number every square" provided Queenslanders with a clear avenue to express their alienation from the government.

The union said the strategy was estimated to be worth at least 3% of the two-party preferred vote.

Together Secretary Alex Scott called said the review showed the LNP's attack on public servants had not been popular.

"Today we are calling on the Queensland opposition to change their mind and support the Restoring Workplace Rights Bill.

"How the opposition votes on the Restoring Workplace Rights Bill will clearly show whether they are listening to the report or continuing down the anti-public service path that cost them the election."



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