Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg will attend the LNP's state convention.
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg will attend the LNP's state convention. David Stuart

LNP branch wants citizenship suspended for rights breach

THE Toowoomba North LNP branch wants immigrants to have their citizenship privileges suspended if they advocate violence against people exercising fundamental human rights.

The group will try to rally fellow Liberal National Party members to their side when they gather for the party's state convention from Friday to Sunday.

The branch will put forward a motion calling for the LNP to ask the immigration minister to require immigrants to affirm fundamental human rights as a condition of Australian residency and citizenship.

Under the proposal, dual nationals who break the oath could have their citizenship repealed and immigrants could lose citizenship privileges.

The branch's motion did not specify what the rights that could be lost were.

It is one of more than 50 resolutions the branches, Young LNP, LNP Women and parliamentary standing committee have put forward for debate.

The Warrego branch has six motions, including reducing land tax in regional and remote areas to encourage business development and investment.

Its branch members want the LNP to offer financial assistance for primary producers and small businesses in the wake of "declining profitability in the rural industry" and better built Queensland roads.

They will also push for False Sandalwood to be declared a pest; a review of Queensland's voting system and for government agencies to allow for all methods of payment, including cash, for those who do not have the internet.

The Condamine branch's two motions include a push for a biosecurity unit to respond to biosecurity and quarantine breaches within 24 hours and that all successful resolutions be available on the Queensland LNP members' website.

LNP agenda chair Sue Quinn wrote in the conference report that the resolutions showed members were keen to improve the party as well as criticise.

She said the convention, which Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg will attend, provided for "grassroots members" to have their say.


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