Costings calls in Qld election countdown

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is pressuring Deb Frecklington over Labor's costings.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is pressuring Deb Frecklington over Labor's costings.

Queensland's alternative LNP government is facing increasing pressure to reveal its costings in the countdown to the state election.

With policy promises stacking up by scores of millions of dollars a day, shadow treasurer Tim Mander admits the opposition has "ambitious" goals, but won't be drawn on where the money will come from.

"Our announcements are fully funded," he told reporters on Saturday.

"We will show all that in the last week of the campaign, as is always the case."

With record numbers of Queenslanders expected to take advantage of early voting, there have been calls for the major parties to show their financial plans to underpin election promises.

Incumbent Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is relying on the state's current financial year budget to see Labor into a fresh term of government, and is pressuring her LNP counterpart.

"Deb Frecklington has $24 billion of unfunded promises. Postal votes have gone out. I urge the opposition to tell Queenslanders how they plan to pay for their commitments," the premier said.

Mr Mander said the LNP has a plan to combat Queensland's nation-leading unemployment rate under Labor and will spend the money necessary to create jobs.

"We are all about growing the economy so we can grow the revenue streams of the state," he said.

And Mr Mander will stick to the tradition of revealing costings in the last week of the campaign, counting down to the October 31 poll.

"If we did that right at this moment, we would let you know all our announcements. It's not until all those announcements are made that we give you all those costings."

Labor is due to officially launch its campaign in Brisbane on Sunday.

Australian Associated Press