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Palaszczuk government's budget recipe needs a bit more vision

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Please don’t read this as any sort of endorsement of Campbell Newman.

He was difficult to deal with and cocksure, struggled to understand the tenets of good leadership, and was non-consultative and unable to capture the imagination - and support - of either his party or Queensland voters.

Former premier Campbell Newman and then Opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk at a Leaders Debate. Credit:Renee Melides

That’s why he was turfed out of his own seat, and his government sent packing in such a historic loss.

And that’s why Annastacia Palaszczuk has enjoyed such a long honeymoon as leader of the ALP Government.

She wasn’t Campbell Newman. She sought the advice of those around her. Consultative to the bootstraps, even.

She didn’t need to appear in the media - or even be seen - every other day.

In many ways, this matches the premier’s personality. Being premier is her job. She goes to work, does it, and then goes home at the end of the day like........

© The Sydney Morning Herald