I am incredibly humbled and honoured to have been elected leader of the Liberal National Party. I am grateful to my colleagues for their trust and confidence. I am also extremely pleased that Tim Mander will be my Deputy.
As the new leadership team, we are under no illusions of the work we must do to rebuild faith with Queenslanders.
But with the election of Tim and I – we have pressed the reset button.
I am in politics to help make people’s lives better and nothing else.
It is not about us, it is all about you.
Queenslanders have spoken at the last two elections and as a party we must listen, regroup and rebuild faith in the LNP as the only party that can deliver for Queensland.
I was raised in a family where you didn’t just sit back, complain and expect others to create opportunities and solve problems. You get out and do something about it.
Under Annastacia Palaszczuk, we have the second worst unemployment in the country, Labor can spin the figures as much as they like but until Queensland is number one – it just isn’t good enough.
I can assure Queenslanders that I take a no-frills attitude to politics and with me, what you see is what you get.
With that in mind, I want to say just one thing to Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor – it is game on.