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Peter Slipper shows signs of setting up to go round again

Peter Slipper
Peter Slipper Warren Lynam

PETER Slipper has given his strongest indication yet that he is preparing for the next election.

A spokeswoman for the controversial Member for Fisher and former federal speaker told the Daily yesterday he "looks forward to continuing to serve the electorate in the future".

The comment was in response to a direct question on whether Mr Slipper planned to stand in the September 14 election.

"He is proud to have been elected on eight occasions to represent the electorate of Fisher, enabling him to serve in the Parliament for over 23 years," his spokeswoman said.

"He is heartened by the strong support he is receiving from the local community and looks forward to continuing to serve the electorate in the future."

When pressed for more details, Mr Slipper responded personally with a passionate outburst.

"When you have fully investigated Mal Brough's, James Ashby's and Karen Doane's involvement in the Ashbygate scandal, then I will consider answering definitively your question about the next election," he said.

"I am happy to continue to represent the people of the Sunshine Coast as you know.

"As representatives of the local newspaper, it is important you investigate this matter, so the people of Fisher are able to make an informed choice about who they want representing them at the next election and not someone who represents the interests of only a small, select group of people here on the Sunshine Coast.

"It is clear to me that the community generally, the indigenous community in particular and Members of Parliament on both sides including senior shadow ministers do not want someone (Brough) who one described as 'the world's greatest ego' returned to the Australian Parliament.

"It should be remembered that Brough suffered the biggest swing against him in the 2007 election of any sitting Queensland Liberal member."

The Daily has received two press releases from Mr Slipper in the past week - a strong indication he is preparing for the election.

The first detailed Mr Slipper's role in securing $80 million worth of funding for a Bruce Hwy upgrade.

The second was how Mr Slipper had been liaising to have areas of Fisher declared a disaster zone to access federal flood payments.

Topics:  election fisher peter slipper



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