Bligh 'abandons' Mackay for Origin

THE air was brisk outside the MECC this morning, but the heat inside was rising on day two of the Regional sitting of Parliament.

Parliament talk was all about the State of Origin and Premier Anna Bligh’s departure from Mackay to Suncorp Stadium, to watch Queensland take on New South Wales.

During Questions and Answers this morrning Member for Clayfield Tim Nicholls asked Ms Bligh why she was abandoning the people of Mackay to watch the game in Brisbane.

Ms Bligh responded , saying if the Premier of New South Wales was travelling to support his team , as a Queenslander she would support hers.


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