Election loophole for unions

LOOPHOLES in Queensland’s electoral reforms will let unions spend millions on Labor’s re-election bid with no recourse for the Opposition, LNP leader John-Paul Langbroek says.

Premier Anna Bligh has revealed the final phase of her proposed integrity reforms, confirming that political donations to candidates would be limited to $2000, and $5000 for political parties, from January 1, 2011.

But Mr Langbroek said loopholes would allow unions to spend millions of dollars attacking the Liberal National Party while bankrolling the Labor Party’s re-election campaign.

The next state election is due in early 2012.



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