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(generated from captions) will include Deputy Premier Jim

Seeney and tick Nicholls. They

of will concentrate on the needs

of their own electorates. Anthony Albanese

says the ALP needs to respect

the QLD loss. He says the loss is disappointing but no

surprising given the time Labor

had spent in power. What I

would say is that the

would say is that the QLD

for 20 out Government saw Labor in office

for 20 out of 22 years. That is

a long time in terms of Australia's political history. That

That is an extraordinary length

of time of success for QLD

Labor. QLD Labor got across the

line in 2009 under circumstances where-by the circumstances where-by the LNP

were a bit of a mess between

the Liberal Party and the Liberal Party and the

National Party in QLD for a

long period of time that I

think had probably driven down

their vote due to that lack of

unity and lack of any sense unity and lack of any sense of

purpose. It is a fact that the

result is what it is. It has to

be respected. It is extraordinary. It is an outcome

of the electoral system that,

much higher percentage of the in spite of Labor winning a

vote,

vote, they have very few seats.

That is an outcome under the

system in the way that it

operates. But that is the way

it has operated for some it has operated for some period

of time. That has to be

respected. I went to QLD respected. I went to QLD 22

times last year. It is a bit hard to

hard to go more than 22 times a year given our parliamentary

timetable. I spend a lot timetable. I spend a lot of

time in QLD because the Federal

Government is doing so much in QLD to rebuild the Bruce

Highway, to deal with issues

relating to the pressure that

is there because of the mining boom.

more than $2.4 billion of boom. The Ipswich motor way,

Commonwealth government money

invested, the Pacific motorway

upgrade, the work we're doing

on the Morton Bay rail link. The Gold Coast light rail

project, so I spend a lot of

continue time in QLD. I expect to

continue to spend a lot of continue to spend a lot of time

in QLD. Does a result like

this worry you in the lead-up to the Federal election? I to

think that obviously it is the

every seat at every election at case I would rather Labor win

Federal, State, Territory and Federal, State, Territory

local level. The truth is that the result has to be respected.

It is not surprising that have, under the circumstances It is not surprising that you

of 20 years out of 22, Labor of 20 years out of 22, Labor in

Government in QLD, that they

lose office. Historically in

QLD, when a swing happens it

happens big. This is consistent

with that. This is a very large

swing. Of course it is

disappointing for Labor people. disappointing for Labor people. That

That is the truth of the

matter. As it was matter. As it was disappointing

when Labor lost office in

matter.

was expected in QLD. Anthony It was expected in NSW and it