HOT TOPIC: Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Senator Matt Canavan met with the community at a Politics in Pubs discussion at the Criterion Hotel last night.
HOT TOPIC: Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Senator Matt Canavan met with the community at a Politics in Pubs discussion at the Criterion Hotel last night.

Guns and dams on agenda at Politics in Pubs at The Cri

MEMBER for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Senator Matt Canavan narrowly dodged a political shoot-out last night when the gun licensing debate was reignited at a Politics in Pubs discussion at the Criterion Hotel in Rockhampton.

While Ms Landry said there would be a "total review" of gun laws and a many MP's were shooters themselves, Mr Canavan said he was not one of them.

"I'm not a shooter myself but there is a review on at the moment," he said.

"Any changes will be in the regulations.

"It's an important thing to the country and important to people's recreations and I have nothing against that even though I am not a shooter myself.

"I am one of those people who don't know much about shooting."

Ms Landry said movement was also being made on the region's water infrastructure including the Nathan Dam and Eden Bann Weir.

She said the projects were listed in the top 30 of 150 nation-wide priorities under the Federal Government.

"We've got to get over our dam-o-phobia and that's what we're going to do," she said. "Farmers just can't afford to pay big money (for water)."



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