GOVERNMENT FUMBLES COMPOUND FLOOD DEVASTATION

Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald, has urged the Federal and State Governments to drastically scale up disaster relief arrangements in Burketown and other parts of Queensland’s Gulf Country experiencing devastating floods.

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“TRUCKIES TAX” TO WORSEN COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald has called on Labor to abandon plans to slug heavy vehicle users with a 10 per cent increase in the Road User Charge, saying the extra costs will be passed on to consumers and worsen cost-of-living pressures on families.

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GOVERNING BY IDEOLOGY HURTS BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES

Shadow Resources Minister, Senator Susan McDonald says she holds deep concerns over the Labor
Government’s lawmaking procedures based on “ideology and not information” which has resulted in
a string of bad outcomes for Australian businesses and communities.

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LABOR MUST STOP TALKING DOWN MINING INDUSTRY

Shadow Minister for Resources, Senator Susan McDonald, has blasted claims made today by Resources Minister, Madeleine King, that the mining industry needs to do more to improve its image, saying Labor had done the most to sully mining’s reputation and should take responsibility.

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CUT THE ‘BULL’, NOT CATTLE HERDS

Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald has warned the Federal Government to cut the “bull” and not the national cattle herd ahead of signing up to an international methane reduction agreement.

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DAIRY PROCESSORS ON NOTICE AFTER PROSECUTION

Shadow Minister for Resources and for Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald, has heralded a bright new era for dairy farmers and hailed the previous Coalition Government’s Dairy Code of Conduct after the latest prosecution of a processor by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

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MORE GAS SUPPLIES THE EASIEST LONG-TERM FIX

Shadow Minister for Resources, Senator Susan McDonald, has questioned the Federal Government’s commitment to a long-term solution to gas supply problems after Australian LNG exporters reached a new heads of agreement, continuing from the Coalition’s negotiations in 2021.

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QUEENSLAND MUST MOVE QUICKLY ON COPPERSTRING

Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald, is urging the Queensland Government to fast-track CopperString 2.0 to supercharge the North West Minerals Province as part of its 70 per cent renewable energy target, saying the timelines proposed by the government risked the state losing a competitive edge.

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GRANTS SHOW COALITION WAS ON RIGHT TRACK

Shadow Minister for Resources, Senator Susan McDonald, has welcomed the Federal Government’s support in honouring Coalition funding commitments for critical minerals producers announced in last year’s Budget.

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