Cox slams ‘ two- faced’ LNP stance

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - DOMANII CAMERON

THE Bur­dekin’s One Na­tion can­di­date Sam Cox has slammed the Lib­eral Na­tional Party for sup­port­ing the State Gov­ern­ment’s bud­get, claim­ing the Op­po­si­tion was say­ing one thing but act­ing on an­other.

The LNP of­fi­cially sup­ported the 2017- 18 Bud­get on Tues­day night which in­cluded projects such as the $ 5.4 bil­lion Cross River Rail project.

Bur­dekin MP Dale Last has said pre­vi­ously the LNP does not sup­port the con­tro­ver­sial tun­nel.

Mr Cox said Mr Last could not have it both ways.

“He ei­ther sup­ports money for a $ 5 bil­lion tun­nel in Bris­bane and he sup­ports La­bor’s 50 per cent re­new­able en­ergy tar­get or he sup­ports wa­ter se­cu­rity and a coal- fired power sta­tion in North Queens­land,” he said.

Mr Last said Mr Cox’s com­ments high­light the “fun­da­men­tal poor un­der­stand­ing” of the Bud­get process.

“If the Bud­get would have been blocked then all the projects would have ceased from to­day,” he said. “That would have been ir­re­spon­si­ble.

“What that vote was last night ( Tues­day) was to guar­an­tee sup­ply in terms of ser­vices that the Gov­ern­ment pro­vides to keep this state func­tion­ing.”

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