• Michelle Landry MP

Statement from Michelle Landry MP on Labor muckraking over Shoalwater

“Ms Neaton is trying to score political points, I scored an outcome for the community.

No land owner will be forced to sell their property - because I fought for the farmers of Capricornia and took their concerns directly to the Prime Minister.

While Labor were politically grandstanding I was meeting with the Prime Minister and arguing the case for my constituents. I took this matter to the highest office in the land and got the desired outcome for the community.

The Prime Minister listened to my concerns, as well as those of the Deputy Prime Minister, and acted decisively – and as a result, nobody will be forced to sell their property.

This $2.25 billion investment in Queensland ($1 billion near Rockhampton) will put more money in the pockets of business and residents in our community. It will give small businesses an unprecedented opportunity to increase their profits and create more jobs for the people of Capricornia.

I will not to be drawn into endless arguments over a flood of scurrilous Labor media releases which are then scantily dressed-up as news.

I am focussed on what we promised at the federal election – and what the Labor candidate failed to match - my $330 million jobs, growth and water plan for Capricornia. That includes a continued push for Rookwood Weir which so far only the Coalition has backed with $132 million; I look forward to the development of Rockhampton’s hospital car park (which Labor’s candidate failed to back in the federal election); $14 million in sports and recreation facilities – including at Emu Park, Mt Archer and the Rockhampton Hockey Club as well as a new Mackay Sports precinct at CQUniversity in Ooralea; a $30 million Bowen Basin jobs and investment package and over $230 million in local road projects.

One might question, while on the taxpayer payroll, why the principal (Neaton) of one the city’s busiest state primary schools continues to comment on politics. Parents can quite rightly think it’s becoming a major distraction for a public servant who is paid to focus solely on their children’s education."

Fast Facts:

  • Landry fought and delivered the right outcome for farmers

  • While Labor was talking hot air, Landry was talking to the PM

  • Neaton is on the taxpayer payroll as a school principal, not as a political commentator


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