The Liberal National Party will reignite their Queensland election campaign after a day dogged by distractions.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and LNP leader Deb Frecklington will hold a fundraising lunch in Brisbane on Tuesday, with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to add further federal star power.
The two most senior conservative politicians in the country, representing city Liberals and bush Nationals, hope to boost Ms Frecklington’s bid to become premier.
The LNP wants recapture momentum after Monday was dogged by refugee protests and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s revelations at an anti-corruption inquiry hearing.
Ms Frecklington also felt the need to defend herself after reports she boasted about her campaign “co-ordinated” with the prime minister to property developers in June.
Meanwhile, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is set to take her campaign to the regions on Tuesday, set to pledge $42.5 million to help build the East Bundaberg Flood Levee.
The town was devastated by the remnants of Cyclone Oswald in 2013 when the Burnett River rose to a height of 9.53m and three tornadoes struck the region.
The Labor leader will explain how the levee is part of a 10-year plan to ensure Bundaberg is protected from floods.
“I met with the Bundaberg community and listened to them about the need for better flood protection when I was opposition leader,” she will say.
“As a direct result, we’ve developed the 10-year action plan which we have been implementing. We’ve improved evacuation routes and water level monitoring.
“This levee is the next big step. Now what we need is a matching federal commitment.”
Queenslanders go to the polling booths on October 31.