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Superannuation concerns fixed: Palaszczuk

AAP logoAAP 24/08/2016

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident union concerns about proposed changes to public servants' superannuation have been addressed.

The Together Union on Tuesday declared it would lobby the key crossbench MPs of the hung parliament not to support the changes, which would effectively give the treasurer the power to alter how public servants' retirement payouts are calculated.

The opposition claimed some public servants - those with more than 30 years' experience - would be left $210,000 worse off.

Together secretary Alex Scott took issue with the treasurer of the day being granted the power to "interfere" with the superannuation of defined benefits scheme members.

But he also condemned the Liberal National Party's (LNP) "outrageous scare campaign".

Ms Palaszczuk said Mr Scott met with Treasurer Curtis Pitt on Tuesday afternoon.

"I understand now that the treasurer has listened to the concerns ... he will address that," she said.

"My government is prepared to address that and I think it shows that my government is prepared to listen."

With the opposition already declaring it would fight the changes, the union's position gave rise to speculation Labor would face its second legislative defeat on the floor of parliament, after its tree-clearing legislation was voted down last week.

Ms Palaszczuk remained optimistic.

"I'm confident that the views of the committee, the concerns that were raised by the committee and the concerns that have been raised by Alex Scott have now been addressed appropriately," she said.

The government was open to discussions about who was the best person to hold the power to effectively alter superannuation calculations, Ms Palaszczuk added.

LNP leader Tim Nicholls said the system was already working and there had been no case made as to why reforms were needed.

He said Mr Pitt had simply changed his position so that one of his staff members would make the decisions to alter superannuation calculations.

"He's been sneaky the whole way through."

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