Landry calls on ALP candidate to denounce Green preferences
THE Federal Member for Capricornia has called on ALP's Capricornia candidate to clearly state what preference deals she plans to make in Central Queensland ahead of next year's election.
Michelle Landry said if Leisa Neaton exchanged preferences with The Greens (as Labor did in the state election) - or with any other environmental activists - she would be betraying Central Queenslanders and denying families access to jobs.
The call follows further court action by the green movement as conservation activists attempt to yet again stop the Adani coal project from proceeding, about 166km from Clermont in Capricornia.
The Federal Coalition Government recently provided full environmental approval to Adani - subject to some of the strictest environmental conditions ever applied.
"The loss of the Adani project to Central Queensland due to green court action puts 10,000 jobs over the life of the project at risk," Ms Landry warned.
"The latest green court action is an appalling attempt to undermine the democratic system in Australia. The Federal Coalition supports huge job creating projects in balance with the environment and that's why we granted approval to Adani under certain conditions.
"The question is, will Capricornia's Labor candidate jump into to bed with The Greens and other green activists as Labor is renowned for doing at election time?" Ms Landry said.
The Bulletin is seeking comment from Ms Neaton.