The anti-coal Queensland Labor government is hypocritical for using coal tax royalties to fund its public service $1 billion wage blowout, according to Conservative Party Senate candidate Lyle Shelton.
“Anti-coal ideology is the biggest risk to our electricity and jobs-generating capacity and it is a clear and present risk to the state’s debt-fuelled finances," Mr Shelton said.
“How can Labor say it believes humans are destroying the planet through burning coal and yet reap billions of dollars from burning coal in other countries to fund its big government programs?” he continued.
Mr Shelton said the State’s debt is about to hit $85 billion while public service wages had ballooned $7 billion from the Newman Government days to $25 billion per year.
“Like Thelma and Louise in a Greens Party-supplied Cadillac, Annastacia Palaszczuk and Jackie Trad are driving the Queensland economy off a cliff. Sadly the Opposition with its ‘future without coal’ policy is not much better,” he said.
Mr Shelton said he was running for the Senate with the aim of displacing Greens Senator Larissa Waters.
“The Greens have led public policy debate for too long and have created a looming economic crisis through unnecessary and futile climate gestures. They have to be stopped, common sense must be restored,” he concluded.
Picture: Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis from the 1991 American road movie Thelma and Louise
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