Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry says that the Queensland Labor Government has shown complete ineptitude in its ability to deliver job creating projects for Central Queensland.
“The inability to make a decision on royalties for Adani has delayed contract announcements that would create immediate jobs for our region, putting the entire project at risk,” Ms Landry said.
“The Palaszczuk Government has once again shown its inability to get an actual project off the ground.
“Central Queenslanders need jobs and they need them now.
“After Cyclone Debbie they proved their incapacity to submit appropriate documentation to release cyclone assistance.
They took over a year to get the business case for Rookwood Weir started, and now they seem incapable of deciding how to manage royalties to get Adani off the ground.
“Critical investment projects north of the Gold Coast are being sidelined so that the Deputy Premier can retain her seat, which relies on Green preferences. Meanwhile the only project they are concerned about getting across the line is the Brisbane Cross River Rail.
“Meanwhile, our local state members have become mere puppets to their Brisbane masters.
“The Member for Keppel has been uncharacteristically quiet on this. I can only assume that she is toeing the line, just as she did with GKI. Is she going to stand up for her electorate this time or stay in the pocket of the Deputy Premier who relies on green preferences to retain her South Brisbane seat?
“The Member for Rockhampton has said he will back the Premier with whatever decisions she makes and has failed previously to back the $16 billion project.
“Are our state members going to stand up for their own electorates and push their government to make a decision? Or are they quietly bowing to the greens so the Deputy Premier can retain her seat?” she said.
Ms Landry said she had been in regular contact with Adani and they had been hoping to make contract announcements last week.