Bligh and Borg prepare for election debate

By Staff Writer

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Liberal National Party (LNP) Leader Lawrence Springborg will today participate in the only formal debate of the 27-day election campaign.

The one hour debate hosted by the Queensland Media Club in Brisbane will allow both candidates to outline their vision for Queensland and discuss key policy issues. It is expected that Bligh will focus on the economy and employment.

Bligh said she would use the opportunity to scrutinise Springborg’s economic plan of "unfunded, reckless spending".

"Mr Springborg is taking Queenslanders for fools, Mr Springborg thinks that Queenslanders believe in a magic pudding," she told ABC News.

Springborg said he did not want to reveal his game plan for the debate, adding that "there’s enough information out there about the record of this Government".

The debate will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1pm AEST.

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