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Historic no-confidence in government: Wellington

PREMIER Campbell Newman appears to have Jarrod Bleijie in his sights as the government responds to its crippling defeat in the Stafford by-election.

Mr Newman has said his government will retreat from some of its most controversial decisions in the wake of the 18.6% swing against the government in the weekend election.

The laws he is specifically looking at targeting were introduced by Attorney-General and Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie.

But Mr Newman has assured Mr Bleijie and other Ministers, four of whom are from the Sunshine Coast, he has no plans for a Cabinet reshuffle prior to the next election.

In addition, the Sunshine Coast is home to the Speaker of Parliament, Fiona Simpson.

Mr Newman said the government will discuss removing some of the harshest aspects of the criminal motorcycle gang legislation and also reintroducing a bipartisan appointment process for the chair of the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Member for Nicklin, Peter Wellington has also responded to the government's "historic defeat", calling for an election.

"There has been a historic vote of no confidence in the government," Mr Wellington said.

"They need to establish a mandate to continue to lead.  They have lost this as a result of the historic vote.

"The Premier has refused to do a reshuffle and remove toxic Jarrod Bleijie.

"He should an election before the G20 summit (in November) so Queenslanders can get on with their lives."



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