Let­ters hand-de­liv­ered to the of­fice of state MP

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

EIGHT let­ters were hand-de­liv­ered to Mem­ber for Whit­sun­day Ja­son Costi­gan’s of­fice by com­mu­nity mem­bers last week.

Each let­ter ex­pressed con­cerns over the im­pacts of cli­mate change, which they be­lieve have been high­lighted by the re­cent spate of ex­treme weather.

Com­mu­nity mem­ber Tony Fontes said the let­ters con­tained some “very pointed ques­tions” for the state MP.

“We would like him to ex­plain what the LNP is do­ing to re­duce the im­pacts of cli­mate change in our com­mu­nity,” he said.

“What both­ers us most is that in the same week that Queens­land burned, the Gov­ern­ment an­nounced their sup­port for the Adani coal mine.

“There seems to be a huge dis­con­nect here.”

Mr Costi­gan was unavail­able for com­ment, but he has pre­vi­ously been vo­cal in his sup­port for the Adani project, stat­ing in July the fi­nanc­ing of the rail­way for the Galilee Basin “warms his heart”.


ASK­ING QUES­TIONS: Cli­mate change con­cerns mo­ti­vated this group to visit MP Ja­son Costi­gan’s of­fice in Proser­pine last week.

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