It is 100 days until the next election.
There is an important national political debate for the election. And we need a local one too.
Brisbane’s Southside has a right to know what both sides have to offer by way of action for local residents and plans for the future.
This includes local transport, broadband services, investment in local schools, in health and hospitals, small business and employment and community services.
So I am challenging Tony Abbott’s handpicked candidate to a debate in our community for any night he chooses next week.
The Courier Mail can provide the moderator, select the venue at a local school hall, ensure there are an equal provision of audience seats for each side.
I believe that 100 days from the election, we need to scrutinise the actions and alternative plans for our local community.
This would be a crucial debate. A fair debate. Facilitated by the Courier Mail.
It is 100 days before the election. Mr Glasson has been endorsed for 9 months. If the Liberal National Party’s Candidate is not ready to debate his ideas, then he is not ready to represent this community.
I see Mr Abbott is in Griffith on Friday night at a fundraiser for his hand-picked candidate.
If Mr Glasson is not prepared to participate in a debate, then he can bring along Mr Abbott or Premier Newman to help him, or as a substitute.