THE full impact of last Saturday’s Queensland election is still sinking in as the Coalition parties assess the reasons for voters’ blistering backlash.
Ordinary people in the bush and in the suburbs are crying out to be heard about the hurt being caused by economic rationalism, much of it federally influenced. There can be little doubt that this was part of the reason for the significant protest vote last weekend.
Social and economic decisions have hit the hip pocket of many Queenslanders and these are perceived to be directly related to federal rather than state policies.
Forgiveness is an important part of being a Christian, but the Queensland poll result should be fair warning that politicians who continue to ignore the plight and voice of the electorate will not be easily forgiven.