LABOR LETS LOCALS DOWN
Like many in the district, I am left dumbfounded over the decision by the Qld Labor Government to release approximately 300 megalitres of water daily from Tinaroo Dam for environmental reasons!
At a time when we should be supporting our agricultural sector here on the Tablelands we have a state government that wants to impose a decision on us from Brisbane that’s designed to kick farmers while they are down.
Today I have contacted the minister responsible Dr Anthony Lyhnam and questioned the decision and
communicated how ludicrous and unfair this decision is. What disturbs me the most is the lack of any heartfelt consultation from the Palaszczuk government with the very people this decision impacts upon, our farmers!
I call on the Labor government’s candidate for Cook Ms Cynthia Lui to travel to Mareeba and hear first hand the concerns of people she will purport to represent should she be elected at the next state election!
Unless Minister Lyhnam can provide the regions farmers with some guarantee that they won’t be worse off because of
this decision I cannot in good conscience support this government in the parliament of Queensland.
Billy Gordon, Member for Cook