Catalyst for divisive slanging match, in which Queensland premier says PM ‘is worse than Tony Abbott’, appears to have been government’s intervention into gas markets

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s extraordinary attack on Malcolm Turnbull – labelling him an arrogant, shallow thinker who doesn’t understand his job – has been rejected by the prime minister as a “bitter, personal and wildly inaccurate attack”.

The divisive slanging match on Sunday between the Queensland premier and the prime minister occurred a day before the pair is due to meet at a Battle of the Coral Sea commemoration in Townsville.

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