Two projects that will stem the out­flow of peo­ple

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

NORTH Queens­land, we can stop the ex­o­dus south.

State LNP Op­po­si­tion Leader Tim Ni­cholls on a re­cent visit to Townsville was but­ton­holed by a friend of mine and asked will he deliver cheap power and wa­ter se­cu­rity for North Queens­land?

My friend asked by way of a coal­fired baseload power sta­tion and the rais­ing of the Bur­dekin Dam Stage 2 ( 14m) as peo­ple are mov­ing south to seek em­ploy­ment and bet­ter liveli­hoods.

Mr Ni­cholls replied ‘ I can’t stop peo­ple mov­ing to Brisbane’. This wannabe Premier just doesn’t get it – by pro­vid­ing the ba­sic essentials – en­ergy and wa­ter at re­li­able and af­ford­able prices means we here in the North of the State will do the rest.

We will fo­cus on pro­duc­tiv­ity and pro­duc­ing more ex­port dol­lars not cas­tles on the cap­i­tal’s river banks to en­ter­tain the masses. He thinks like a city cen­tric and is city boy it seems when we need more than ever, a leader that rep­re­sents all of Queens­land and who can see by do­ing so makes all our liveli­hoods bet­ter.

We are con­stantly drip fed the line by these anti north of Noosa Queens­lan­ders – Trad, Bai­ley and Palaszczuk ALP gov­ern­ment – that our fu­ture is a tax­payer sub­sidised RET Green- Hub cre­ated by our po­lit­i­cal mas­ters in the south.

We all know the Greens/ La­bor Party will never com­mit to ei­ther of the above projects.

North Queens­lan­ders only want a hand up, not a hand out. SAM COX, One Na­tion can­di­date Bur­dekin.

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