Monday, November 19, 2007

Kevin Rudd Woos Home State

KEVIN Rudd plans for Queensland to become a financial hub for the Asian region if Labor wins Saturday's federal election.

In an exclusive interview with The Courier-Mail, the Opposition Leader also launched a scathing attack on John Howard, accusing the Prime Minister of being Sydney-centric and taking his Queensland powerbase for granted.

"The great thing about coming from Queensland is that you understand the nation is very big and does go beyond its two largest centres," Mr Rudd said.

At the start of a furious final week of campaigning to be marked by scare tactics from both sides, Mr Rudd spoke of his dreams for a world-class broadband network to overcome the tyranny of distance and open economic opportunities for his home state.

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