Federal member for Griffith, Kevin Rudd (left), speaks with Queensland Housing Minister Dr Bruce Flegg (right) whille Federal Housing Minister Brendan O’Connor (centre) looks on during the opening of a housing project in Brisbane. During Mr Rudds speech at the opening, he accused the Queensland Government of turfing out 150 people from caravan parks. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
Federal member for Griffith, Kevin Rudd (left), speaks with Queensland Housing Minister Dr Bruce Flegg (right) whille Federal Housing Minister Brendan O’Connor (centre) looks on during the opening of a housing project in Brisbane. During Mr Rudds speech at the opening, he accused the Queensland Government of turfing out 150 people from caravan parks. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) AAP Image/Dave Hunt

Kevin Rudd attacks LNP park sale

 

FORMER Prime Minister Kevin Rudd launched a surprise attack on Queensland Housing Minister Dr Bruce Flegg about an LNP decision to sell three caravan parks, one of which includes Fraser Coast's Lazy Acres.

 

Mr Rudd used the unveiling of a new housing shelter project in Brisbane today to condemn the minister over the sale of the parks.

 

National media reported the Mr Rudd confronted Dr Flegg in front of a room full of people and told him to "hold onto your hat".

 

The former PM then blasted Dr Flegg for "pulling the rug from under 150 people who live at the other end of my electorate by selling off the caravan parks".

 

He then said residents of the park had been handed "eviction notices".

 

But an angry Queensland Housing Minister slammed Rudd, accusing him of "political grandstanding" and diverting attention from what should have been a happy occasion.

 

"Mr Rudd may have lost his sense of decorum but he clearly hasn't lost his talent for spin," Dr Flegg said.

 

"His comments about Monte Carlo Caravan Park are simply wrong. The caravan park from which he claims people are being evicted, is being sold as a going concern.

 

Mr Rudd's claim that tenants have been handed 'eviction notices' are complete nonsense."

 

The former PM then turned to Twitter to attack Premier Campbell Newman, where he called for the LNP to reverse the decision to sell.
 

He told his more than 1.1 million followers it was a heartless decision from the Queensland Government.
 

"Happy to have a chat about it over a cup of tea at the caravan park with the 150 people you are evicting," Rudd tweeted at Mr Newman.

 



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