Premier’s finch study holds no water for flood victims

February 10, 2019

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Government is showing more concern for the black-throated finch than for flood-ravaged Townsville residents pinning their hopes on an Adani-led economic recovery.

Queensland senate candidate for the Conservative Party, Lyle Shelton, said that while the Premier’s show of concern for flood victims last week was no doubt genuine, it rang somewhat hollow given her government’s determination to stop the job-creating mine.

“Clearly putting anti-Adani campaigners in charge of a last-minute study of finches is straight from the green-left play book,” Mr Shelton said.

“A frog held up the Tugan by-pass on the Gold Coast, costing countless millions.Why doesn’t Ms Palaszczuk just say she doesn’t want coal jobs in the North Queensland?” he continued.

“It is difficult to watch Ms Palaszczuk’s media appearances from the flood zone knowing that she is wittingly or unwittingly damaging its chances of a post-flood economic recovery,” Mr Shelton said Adani already had a comprehensive plan to protect the finch and there was no reason to throw further roadblocks in the way of getting job-ready North Queenslanders to work.

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