LETTER: Politicians can't take the public for granted

LETTER TO EDITOR: The Newman regime has taken a massive hit in the election.

It demonstrates the volatility of recent elections.

No longer can politicians take the public for granted.

You can't sell off assets and make laws for special groups and expect not to suffer the consequences.

It is also time for citizens to start to take notice of the minor parties and independents, who have many worthwhile ideas which should be considered.

Voters should not be voting with their emotions, but take time to learn what the minor parties are offering and make informed decisions.

It is time to move away from the two party system and the flipping from one main party to the other, which, in the long term achieves nothing.

The Queensland result may bode evil for Tony Abbott, and there is much speculation of a leadership challenge against the PM.

The public should be aware that to change a leader doesn't make for a better administration; it is much deeper than that.

However, the power brokers seem to think that a new face at the helm will improve their chances.

Maybe the public is starting to awaken from its long slumber. We can only hope, can't we?

- JAY NAUSS, Glen Aplin