Category: Media Releases

IS BUFFEL GRASS REALLY A BIOSECURITY PRIORITY?

Reports that federal, state and territory authorities across Australia have signalled their intention to increase buffel grass control efforts through greater regulation and expenditure of many millions of taxpayer dollars, should prompt the agriculture sector and regional communities to question the priorities of our biosecurity agencies.  

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HOW FAR HAS THE EDO GOT TO GO TO BREAK LABOR’S GRANT GUIDELINES?

The Labor Government’s $8.3 million grant to the Environmental Defenders Office is looking even more scandalous after a review into the organisation’s use of Commonwealth funding in the Barossa gas pipeline case was quietly released on Thursday night.

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LABOR’S NORTH QUEENSLAND BUDGET SNUB

Federal Coalition representatives from North Queensland claim regional areas are being punished for not voting Labor as community leaders express shock at Anthony Albanese’s Budget this week.

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HIGHER TAXES, SLOWER APPROVALS: LABOR’S FUTURE GAS STRATEGY

The Coalition condemns Labor’s last-minute deal to backflip on reducing red tape for Australia’s world-leading gas industry.

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ANZ BANK ABANDONS AUSTRALIAN ENERGY SECURITY TO APPEASE RADICAL ACTIVISTS

Shadow Minister for Resources, Senator Susan McDonald, has lashed a decision by ANZ bank to refuse funding for new oil and gas projects as weak and counterproductive, saying that Labor’s homegrown energy crisis is a sure sign that Australia needs more gas and oil projects, not less.

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LABOR’S HISTORY OF ANTI-GAS ACTIONS DROWNS OUT HOT AIR OF ‘GAS STRATEGY’

The release of Labor’s Future Gas Strategy marks nearly a year since the Government funded itself to do a study into how to fix the problems they themselves created in Australia’s gas market and the economic damage it has caused.

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UNIVERSITIES MUST LEAD IN FIGHTING ANTISEMITISM

Queensland Senator and University of Queensland alumna, Susan McDonald has demanded stronger action from her former university against increasingly virulent antisemitism occurring on campus.

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LABOR GIVES CRUMBS TO NORTH QUEENSLAND CYCLONE FUND

Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald has slammed an announcement by Federal and State Labor of a $40 million household cyclone resilience grants package for North Queensland, saying the State Government should increase the funding to the full amount North Queenslanders pay in Stamp Duty on insurance policies and relax income eligibility rules to give genuine relief from soaring insurance costs.

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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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