News

Angry Landry goes on poltical warpath with North Queensland

MICHELLE Landry is on the warpath.

The Capricornia MP has "declared war" on far north Queensland, claiming their industry, research and political leaders have hijacked the decision-making process driving the future development of Northern Australia.

She is furious that Central Queensland has been overlooked as a key player in the Federal Government's long-term plan and is demanding our region receives the recognition it deserves.

That, she says, is vital for our future development.

Ms Landry said Rockhampton and inland Capricornia were in danger of being overlooked by northern politicians, lobbyists and bureaucrats who were conveniently ignoring CQ's full potential.

"When examining the future potential of Northern Australia the parliamentary process was supposed to look at a line on the map from the Tropic of Capricorn upwards," she said.

"That lines starts in the centre of Rockhampton city but what we appear to be seeing so far is an attempt to exclude this region from having a serious role to play in Northern Australia's future economic expansion.

"That is very wrong."

Ms Landry said key players in CQ had put forward submissions demonstrating how the region could contribute to the economic development of Australia's North, but it appeared they had been ignored.

Harry Bruce cartoon about Capricornia MP Michelle Landry declaring war on North Queensland
Harry Bruce cartoon about Capricornia MP Michelle Landry declaring war on North Queensland

"It's simply astonishing and unacceptable and serves to show the contempt that those driving their own agendas for Northern Australia have for Central Queensland," she said.

"I am gearing up for war against the North and I will start throwing proverbial 'cow pats' at them if that's what it takes to give Central Queensland fair consideration."

Ms Landry knows her stance will put her on a collision course with some of her political allies, but she is ready for the contest.

"I'm here to represent my electorate and show my colleagues that we mean business,'' she said.

"I am not taking this lying down. If there was ever a time to stand up and shake the tree, it's now. I'd urge every motivated community and industry leader in Central Queensland to join the rage and get our region on the radar."

FAMOUS MILITARY LEADERS

William the Conqueror

Sir Winston Churchill

Napoleon Bonaparte

Julius Caeser

Alexander the Great

Topics:  development economics michelle landry north queensland politics



Would you like to see my boobies?

Masked Booby on Norfolk Island

Local bird photographer in for a Norfolk Island surprise.

Local Partners

How art rescued me from a life on the streets: Ex-miner shares story

Rocky's Ian Painter said he lost everything after a mining accident... he bought some kids pencils and it changed his life


New Year New Yard

Win $1000 Bunnings Voucher
Learn More

Excitement builds over Da Vinci exhibition

Da Vinci Machines is on display at Rockhampton Art Gallery from 18 March until 25 May.

Exhibition features in excess of 60 models of machines

WHAT'S ON: Your guide to events in CQ this weekend

Aussie Shakespeare is a frenetic and good-humoured canter combining classic Shakespearean stories and characters with Australian themes from cyclones to football to the revolving door of federal politics.

Everything you need to know about events in the region

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Ocean Sleeper discuss being 'Six Feet Down'.

Ocean Sleeper make waves with their new EP. Photo Contributed

Gippsland band shines at Unify

Bowie's final music EP No Plan released

NEW: Artwork for David Bowie's posthumous 2016 EP, No Plan.

David Bowie's 28th and final album

Married At First Sight: Ipswich bachelor seeks love

READY FOR IT: Ipswich man Simon McQuillan will appear on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

Romance would top off recovery for Booval man

Dinky-di Denyer: Family Feud favourite hosts Oz Day party

Grant Denyer will host Channel 10's Australia Day concert from the Sydney Opera House.

GRANT Denyer shares his Australia Day traditions ahead of concert.

Chelsea Handler blames the Kardashians for Donald Trump win

Chelsea Handler pictured in a scene from her talk show in Los Angeles.

TALK show host blames rise of reality TV family for election result.

Law & Order’s Trump inspired episode is still in limbo

The cast of Law & Order: SVU season 18, from left, Kelli Giddish, Raul Esparza, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Peter Scanavino. Supplied by Channel 10.

SHOW'S mastermind unsure if or when twice-delayed episode will air.

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!