LABOR TOLD: ‘DON’T GO COLD ON COAL’

 Federal Shadow Minister for Resources, Senator Susan McDonald has hailed the opening of Olive Downs steel-making coal mine in Central Queensland, and urged the Albanese Government to remove impediments on the coal sector.

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LABOR’S DIRECTIONLESS CRITICAL MINERALS POLICY FORGETS FUNDAMENTALS

Shadow Minister for Resources, Senator Susan McDonald has questioned the Albanese Government’s genuine desire to back Australian critical mineral interests, saying today’s funding announcement in Gladstone does not reverse the policy failures of the last two years.

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MOSSMAN MILL CLOSURE A FAILURE OF LABOR LEADERSHIP

This is a total failure of leadership by Premier Steven Miles and Prime Minister Athony Albanese.  Sadly, the people of Mossman will pay the price for Labor’s disinterest and apathy towards an iconic far northern business, in an iconic Queensland industry.

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DARWIN MIDDLE ARM HEARINGS “FARCICAL”

Shadow Minister for Resources and for Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald, has labelled a Greens-led Senate Inquiry into the Northern Territory’s Middle Arm development precinct a “farce” amid revelations witnesses at this week’s Darwin hearings had been threatened with “tribal punishment”.

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EDO CAUGHT FUNDRAISING OFF BACK OF ANTI-COAL COURT CAMPAIGN

The Environmental Defenders Office has been accused again of launching vexatious legal action to hamper approved developments, this time in an attempt to scuttle a new Queensland steel-making coal mine.

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GAS REPORT HIDES LABOR’S REAL INTENTIONS

Today’s release of the ACCC Quarterly Gas Inquiry report claims that there will be no gas shortfalls this year, however it hides Labor’s true colours on gas supply. Shadow Minister for Resources, Senator Susan McDonald, highlighted that the ‘surplus’ of gas on the east coast was in fact due to a decrease in demand as manufactures close Australian operations, rather than increased supply.

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RESOURCES CONTINUES TO PAY THE BILLS DESPITE LABOR UNDERMINING THE SECTOR

The release of the March Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) highlights that despite easing global prices for coal and gas, Australia’s resources sector is still holding up the national accounts with $417 billion in earnings for 2023-24, as Australian steel-making coal continues to dominate global markets.

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LABOR ABANDONS BIPARTISANSHIP PUTTING OFFSHORE GAS AT RISK

Labor’s appalling approach to bipartisanship has been displayed yet again, with their unnecessary capitulation to Greens pressure to block voting on their own legislation fixing offshore gas regulations.

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EASTER FISH FEASTS UNDER THREAT FROM LABOR’S NET BAN

Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald, and Queensland seafood identities have warned the traditional Australian Easter fish banquet is under threat unless the Queensland and Federal Governments stand up to a UNESCO demand to ban net fishing and instead back the state’s well-regulated and sustainable commercial fishers.

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LABOR PUSHING GAS OFF THE CLIFF

Dire shortfall warnings from the energy market regulator, and reports of using diesel to prop up gas generators are yet another wakeup call for the Federal Government and its energy policies.
Senator Susan McDonald, Shadow Minister for Resources, said that thanks to Labor’s utter incompetence in managing our gas and energy market over the last two years, Australians can expect gas shortfalls earlier than first forecast.

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