Election 2017: Palaszczuk calls for stability

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk launches the 2017 election campaign at a Darra bowls club,
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk launches the 2017 election campaign at a Darra bowls club, Geoff Egan

ANNASTACIA Palaszczuk has warned Queenslanders against a "cobbled together" LNP-One Nation alliance winning the election.

Speaking to the Labor Party faithful at a bowls club in her Inala electorate, the Queensland Premier announced the election will be held on November 25.

She urged voters to stick with her "stable" Labor Government and give business and industry "certainty going into 2018".

"I am asking Queenslanders for their support so my government can continue the job we've started," she said.

"There is so much more we can do together. Queensland's best days are ahead of us."

It is a similar strategy the former LNP Government used in 2015 when it said an alliance between Labor, independents and Katter's Australian Party would lead to "chaos".

But that campaign failed to keep the LNP and former Premier Campbell Newman in power.

Ms Palaszczuk maintained her government was stable, despite three MPs - Billy Gordon, Rob Pyne and Rick William - defecting to the cross bench, and having to rely on minor party support.

"We have worked successfully with the cross bench and the parliament we were given," she said.

Ms Palaszczuk said there would be a significant amount of time spent in regional towns and cities during the campaign.

But her election-launching speech did not go entirely as planned with an anti-Adani protester taking to the stage as the premier spoke.

The premier simply said "thank you", before police escorted the protester from the stage. - NewsRegional

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