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I CAN believe that the Adani coal mine will provide employment to a region which badly needs it.
But no-one can believe that either the region or the state will benefit if there is any government subsidy of any kind for the mine or for its support works.
We’re being told that hundreds of millions will be made available.
Where will the next State Government of whatever sort get them from? By raising the prices of water, electricity, public transport and car rego, of course. And by sucking money out of the State’s economy by sacking thousands of public servants all at once. Next question.
All three major parties need to please explain here – but especially One Nation.
It’s not good enough just to flounce about saying that everyone is fed up. Instead, One Nation should say flatly that it won’t subsidise any commercial developments, but will take (explained) action to ensure that workers’ entitlements are fully paid up at all times, and cannot be stolen – after which it can dare the LNP and Labor make the same commitment.
Does One Nation have the economic responsibility and the political sense to do this?
There are many in north Queensland who would like to know the answer. — Grant Agnew, Coopers Plains