GREENS’ ANTI-GAS HYSTERIA FAILS TRUTH TEST

Shadow Minister for Resources, Senator Susan McDonald has blasted anti-gas “falsehoods” from the Greens and environmental groups while welcoming the long-overdue approval for the expansion of Senex’s Atlas and Roma North natural gas developments in Queensland’s Surat Basin.

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SPEECH TO SENATE: STILL NO FUNDING FOR CAIRNS WATER PROJECT

What would you call a broken promise? Maybe you seek to deceive, to delude, to falsify, to mislead or to con? In April 2022 then Labor opposition leader Anthony Albanese visited Cairns during the election campaign to promise $107.5 million for the Cairns Water Security Stage 1 project.

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COLD COMFORT AS LABOR IGNORES GAS SHORTAGE WARNINGS

“Labor’s shambolic handling of Australia’s gas industry is now having real consequences – consequences they were repeatedly warned about,” said Shadow Minister for Resources, Senator Susan McDonald of revelations that gas supply on the east coast may be inadequate to meet peak winter demand.

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WORK SCHEME BACKFLIP HELPS GROWERS

Shadow Minister for Northern Australia and Resources, Senator Susan McDonald has welcomed the Federal Government’s backflip on “nonsensical” changes to the Pacific Australian Labour Mobility (PALM) Scheme that caused farmers employment problems.

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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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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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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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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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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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FLAT-FOOTED LABOR FAILS NICKEL

Today, the Government has finally accepted the Coalition’s advice to include nickel in the critical minerals list. Senator Susan McDonald, Shadow Minister for Resources, has highlighted that despite calling for nickel to be included in the Critical Minerals List in June last year, it has taken Labor an unfolding crisis to act.

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LABOR IDEOLOGICALLY AGAINST MAJOR CRIME CRACKDOWN

The sight of the Queensland Premier laughing when asked by a journalist about youth crime should outrage everyone.
But it’s no use campaigning for Labor to crack down on criminals – their own party rules prevent them from doing so.

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