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Campbell Newman – Taking The Fight to Canberra for Country Queensland

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Campbell Newman, AO, has served his country and community with distinction and now wants to take the fight to Canberra on behalf of those in Queensland’s rural and regional communities. Back in politics, Newman is running as Lead Senate Candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Queensland. He left the LNP knowing that they had lost their way, and were no longer putting people first, as a major party should.

“As a Senator in Canberra I’ll have the power to make the major parties accountable for their actions and the things they have failed to do. I will promote our agricultural and mining sectors to make sure our miners have a future and our farmers are supported to produce the food we all need.”

Newman promises he and the Liberal Democrats will stand up for everyday Queenslanders and will fight to protect their values and institutions and deliver for all. Campbell Newman and his senate running mate Tegan Grainger have been travelling right across Queensland and listening to the concerns of Queenslanders who are being ignored by Canberra.

They vow to take the fight to Canberra and keep the faceless backroom powerbrokers at bay.


The Liberal Democrats Will Fight For Regional Queenslanders

  • Better Telecommunications
    Investing in telecommunications infrastructure
    (no more mobile dropouts)

  • Improve Roads & Highways
    Implementing essential upgrades to road and highway infrastructure (especially the Bruce Highway)

  • Storm & Flood Mitigation
    Enacting practical flood and storm mitigation plans.

  • Better Dams & Irrigation 
    Upgrades to preexisting and establishment of new dam and irrigation programs (including the Nathan Dam).

  • Regional Water Supply

    Implementing a Cairns Water Supply Security project

  • New QLD Inland Rail
    Implementing an inland rail going through to Gladstone and a major container terminal developed to support the east coast of Australia providing huge economic benefits

  • Improve Agriculture
    Saving premium agricultural farmland, particularly in the Lockyer Valley

  • Support Small Business
    Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive throughout QLD

  • Fight For QLD Farmers
    We will repeal the 2019 AG Reef Protection Regulations that are hurting QLD farmers.

  • Improve Australian Defence
    Relocation of a major Australian Army regular unit to Rockhampton

  • Better Police
    Improving and building better police presence in both metro and regional QLD

  • Rebuild QLD Tourism
    greater tourism development across the state to revitalise an industry shut down for the last 2 years


“I can no longer sit back and watch politicians in Canberra do nothing and deliver nothing for our rural and regional communities. We need to get rid of the career politicians who only think about their own future, not yours. But I need your support to hold them to account.”

Newman was known for never quitting and getting things done as Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 2004 to 2011 and Premier of Queensland from 2012 to 2015.

“I’m a believer that we should have smaller government, lower taxes, balanced budgets and a greater emphasis on personal responsibility and accountability,” Newman says.

“Regional and rural Queenslanders have seen many broken promises from politicians in Canberra and are sick of it. We’ll take action to improve their lives. That’s why I’ve joined the Liberal Democrats.”


The Liberal Democrats are the only sensible alternative to provide real leadership and to fight for Queensland. To achieve all a better state for all Queenslanders, we need your support at the upcoming Federal Election.

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