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Gold Coast Bulletin - Sly dig at Newman for 'buying' indigenous vote

Premier Anna Bligh and Treasurer Andrew Fraser have used the criminal offense of sly grogging in indigenous communities to launch an extraordinary attack on LNP leader Campbell Newman.

Mr Newman on Wednesday questioned the value of alcohol management placs in Queensland's Aboriginal communities and signalled he might review them should he become premier on March 24.

Ms Bligh and Mr Fraser yesterday savaged the idea, saying Mr Newman was buying the indigenous vote with alcohol. They likened his comments to sly-grogging, the criminal act of smuggling alcohol into dry Aboriginal communites.

"Campbell Newman yesterday gave a commitment to get rid of alcohol controls in Aboriginal communities," Ms Bligh said.

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Source: Gold Coast Bulletin - 9 March 2012

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