News

LNP grassroots call for Trump-style policies

Grassroots LNP members are calling for the Queensland party to adopt Donald Trump-style policies.
Grassroots LNP members are calling for the Queensland party to adopt Donald Trump-style policies. Alex Brandon / AP

LNP party faithful have called for a Donald Trump-style Muslim immigration ban and withdrawal from an international climate change treaty.

Delegates and MPs from LNP branches across Queensland will debate and vote on 77 submissions at the LNP State Convention starting today.

They range from moving the Department of Mines headquarters to central Queensland to demanding the Federal Coalition withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull affirmed his government's commitment to the treaty at the G20 in Germany this week.

Queensland political analyst Paul Williams said although it was likely neither the proposal to ban immigration from Muslim nations nor the proposal to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords would be approved, they showed some discontent in parts of the LNP.

"In the case these proposals were approved in the convention, you'd see the Brisbane-based Liberals like Tim Nicholls out there saying 'We're not going to support this, we're not Donald Trump'," he said.

Party members from branches across the state make the submissions - but they are not binding on the party if approved.

"It's the MPs seats who are on the line. But it would be a very foolish parliamentary wing that ignored the organisational wing all the time," Professor Williams said.

A Young LNP submission demands the Department of Natural Resources and Mines headquarters relocate from Brisbane to central Queensland.

Numerous resolutions call for a shift to the political right with votes on stronger anti-abortion laws, stronger immigration laws, capping welfare payments and defunding the ABC.

Support for coal and climate change-denial will be an ongoing theme with seven separate submissions calling for the party to praise the coal industry, support the Carmichael and New Acland coal mines and hold a royal commission into the legitimacy of climate change.

A resolution from the Groom Federal Divisional Council demands the Federal Government "suspend immigration from Islamic nations that recognise sharia law until such time as those countries recognise human rights compatible with Australian culture".

The resolution calling to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord is also from the Groom division, around Toowoomba.

The resolutions echo controversial American President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and attempt to curb immigration from certain Muslim countries.

Other submissions call on the party to support specific local projects including floodproofing Bundaberg, supporting the Rookwood Weir, building a high school in Bargara and upgrading the Sunshine Mwy.

The Labor Party will hold its conference later this month in Townsville.

- NewsRegional

News Corp Australia

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Local Partners

Musical is one for the ages

Tickets for tonight, Friday and Saturday evenings, and is a show not to be missed.

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

Tables turn as rescue crew takes on gruelling mountain

EPIC CHALLENGE: Hundreds of runners will tackle the 4.2km run from the heart of Pomona to the top of Mt Cooroora and back on Sunday.

They are usually the people coming to the rescue of adventurers

VIDEO: Girls can feel safe at Splendour

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay.

High visibility police will be among the crowd at all times

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes with police at Splendour

VIDEO: Police confirm an increase in the number of people attempting to conceal drugs inside their body at Splendour in the Grass music Festival.

New Thor: Ragnarok trailer is everything you could want

Thor and his brother Loki seem to be on the same side.

Another Thor trailer has landed, and it's hot

Check out the 22 women who'll chase the next Bachelor

Meet the women vying for Matty J's heart on The Bachelor.

The 22 women of the Bachelor have been revealed

'What gig?' Drummer left out of Powderfinger reunion

Former Powderfinger drummer Jon Coghill works as a presenter and journalist for ABC Sunshine Coast.

Former drummer learns of reunion gig after the fact

FINAL PHONE CALL: Princes’ regret over last words to Diana

Prince William and Prince Harry have opened up about their mum, Princess Diana, in a new documentary. Picture: ITVSource:Supplied

Two princes regret rushing the last phonecall with their mother

OPINION: Splendour reached peak glitter

Courtney Smoulden and Dylan Barker sporting some of the extensive glitter available at Splendour in the Grass 2017 near Byron Bay.

2017 is, officially, the year of Splendour in the Glitter

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence on divorce, new love

Karl poses for Stellar’s July 23 issue. Picture: Steven Chee Source:Stellar Magazine

Stefanovic on his marriage breakdown, new girlfriend

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Townhouses planned for Nicklin Way site

CBRE's Brendan Robins and Rem Rafter on site at Wurtulla.

Prime 1.5ha Sunshine Coast property set for town homes development

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!