LABOR DOING GREENS BIDDING TO KILL OFF REGIONAL JOBS

THE HON KEITH PITT MP
Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia
Member for Hinkler

THE HON MICHELLE LANDRY
Assistant Minister for Northern Australia
Member for Capricornia

GEORGE CHRISTENSEN
Member for Dawson

KEN O’DOWD
Member for Flynn

PHILLIP THOMPSON OAM
Member for Herbert

MEDIA RELEASE

Labor is returning to its new Greens roots in the federal parliament to try and kill off new job opportunities for regional Queenslanders.

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said Labor is trying to block a Coalition election commitment to investigate a possible new power station in Central Queensland.

“This unholy Labor/Greens alliance in the parliament shows they still haven’t learned the lessons from last year’s federal election,” Minister Pitt said.

“Their attempt to block the proposal shows how much Labor and Greens hold regional Queenslanders and the mining sector in contempt when it comes to providing new job and economic opportunities.

“In the lead up to the 2019 election, the Coalition promised to commit funding to a feasibility study into a possible new coal-fired power station at Collinsville and we are simply trying to fulfil that commitment.

“Labor’s blind adherence to the Greens ideology at both state and federal levels will destroy job and economic opportunities throughout Queensland,” Minister Pitt said.

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Labor Party have shown their true colours throughout the Shine Energy feasibility study’s approval process.

“Labor’s anti-coal dogma has been on full display for all Queenslanders to see.

“For all of their bluster and the borrowed hi-vis in their wardrobes, Labor continue to vote against jobs in the resources industry, against coal and against lower power prices for regional Queensland.

“If they aren’t going slow on approving mining projects like New Acland, they are actively opposing new coal projects in Queensland. There now can be no doubt that Labor has abandoned all mining and resources workers in Australia,” Ms Landry said.

Member for Dawson George Christensen said common sense prevailed in the parliament and the Labor-Green attempt to stop the study failed.

“The challenge to the feasibility study has again demonstrated the danger Labor poses to regional Queenslanders.” Mr Christensen said.

“This is a preview of what’s in store if a Palaszczuk/Greens Government is elected in Queensland this weekend.

Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said only the LNP can be trusted to support regional Queensland and resources jobs.

“You can’t trust what Labor say, look instead at what they do,” Mr O’Dowd said.

“At every opportunity Labor and the Greens conspire to destroy resources jobs and regional communities.”

Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson OAM says anyone working in resources sector should be concerned by Labor’s latest ploy.

“Thousands of regional Queenslanders make a great contribution to our state working in the resouurces sector and that should be acknowledged.

“Labor has again confirmed today that in their opinion, if you work in the mining sector, you don’t matter,” Mr Thompson said.

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