Landry celebrates anniversary with feisty showing for CQ
MOST people celebrate anniversaries with flowers or a cake but Federal MP Michelle Landry wasn't taking it easy as she celebrated her first year in office.
She also celebrated a win at the National Party's federal conference in Canberra, where she spearheaded two motions on the impact of 100% FIFO, and a fairer tax system for people living in remote local mining towns. Ms Landry also reflected on some of the key issues she has tackled in her first year.
Speaking out against 100% FIFO: Ms Landry said she distanced herself from her state LNP colleagues over the impact of 100% FIFO in CQ. The state eventually decided to no longer approve 100% FIFO for future mining projects
Mobile communication at Clarke Creek: Ms Landry pushed for the region to receive better mobile phone coverage under the Federal Government's $100 million black spot program. She even took the Federal Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communication to Clarke Creek. Successful sites will be announced next year.
Pushed for a fair go on the Northern Australia hearings: Ms Landry "declared war" on the far north after claiming decision making had been hijacked. After her outburst CQ was featured much more in the final report.