Ipswich was perfect place for ALP launch

OPPOSITION leader Annastacia Palaszczuk put her election into overdrive yesterday and she couldn't have chosen a better place to do it than Ipswich.

She told a capacity crowd at the Ipswich Civic Centre that the key driver for the ALP will be to get people back into work.

With local suburbs such as Riverview listed as having one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, it was no wonder she got a standing ovation.

While Labor is still regarded as long shots to take back power, their growing prominence in the race towards January 31 reflects an amazing fight back from a party decimated at the last election.

Losing a massive 44 seats, they held on to just seven - meaning that party meetings could be held around a kitchen table instead of in a hall.

No matter what party you vote for, a fightback such at that staged by the Labor Party in Queensland must be admired.

Palaszczuk says it has been achieved by admitting and learning from their previous mistakes and starting to listen to the people.

As well as jobs, she is pushing the message that they won't be selling assets and that protecting the Great Barrier Reef will become a major priority.

That clearly reveals they have been listening to what the majority of Queenslanders are saying.



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