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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Opposition Leader yet to apologise for LNP’s racist slur

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Wednesday, December 04, 2019

    Opposition Leader yet to apologise for LNP’s racist slur

    It’s been more than 24 hours since an LNP branch posted a racist video and the opposition leader is yet to apologise.

    The Premier yesterday said the opposition leader needed to apologise for the racist and disgusting remarks made by members of the LNP.

    “There is zero excuse and Deb Frecklington needs to apologise,” the Premier said.

    Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said the opposition leader needed to recognise the seriousness of the issue and apologise for the statements posted under the banner of the LNP.

    “She had her Campbell Newman moment yesterday,” Ms Enoch said.

    “She might be Campbell Newman’s apprentice but her party offended Australia’s First Nations peoples, and that deserves an unreserved apology.

    “She needs to have the personal conviction to apologise on behalf of the party she leads.

    “The Premier was right when she called for an apology yesterday.

    “The Opposition Leader needs to apologise on behalf of the LNP.

    "She needs to stand up today and do what she failed to do yesterday."