The Conservative Party has welcomed news that construction on Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will start soon.
“This is terrific news for the Queensland economy,” Conservative Party Senate candidate for Queensland, Lyle Shelton said.
“Thousands of people will benefit from the direct and indirect job opportunities that will flow, particularly in our regional cities. Unlike the LNP, Labor and the Greens, we don’t believe in the fantasy of ‘a future without coal’ (advocated by the LNP,Labor and the Greens) for a very long time,” Mr Shelton said.
“The Conservative Party believes the Queensland coal industry desperately needs certainty from political leaders, instead of them continually capitulating to the Greens’ undermining of it.
“Hundreds of High-Energy, Low-Emission (HELE) power plants are being built throughout the world and the demand for Queensland coal is only going to increase.
“The sad irony is that as Australia’s failing electricity grid becomes more unreliable, Asia is burning our coal in modern power plants yet we have no plans to replace lost base-load electricity here,” Mr Shelton said.
“If we can burn it there, why can’t we burn it here?” he said.
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