Labor's Dirty Deal to Stop Land Clearing - The Australian

Memory of beef pioneer trashed as ALP thieves sell their souls for Green votes A legend and pioneer of the Australian cattle industry, Maurice Binstead, died last month. Read more

Labor has turned its back on the bush - Queensland Country Life

THE Labor Party is said to have its origins in a strike by shearers in Barcaldine in 1891. Every May Day, Labor faithful return to the town for a street march and festivities at the showground. But the fact is Labor long ago turned its back on the bush. Read more

Australians and their gas

In the 1950s, the Australian Government decided that we had to reduce our reliance on imported oil because the cost was making it difficult to keep the Australian dollar fixed to the pound. So the Menzies government passed the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1957 and encouraged the major resource companies to look for oil in Australia.  Read more

Gas restrictions push up prices and threaten jobs - The Australian

In the 1950s, the Australian government decided that we had to reduce our reliance on imported oil because the cost was making it difficult to keep the Australian dollar fixed to the pound. So the Menzies government passed the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1957 and encouraged the major resource companies to look for oil in Australia. Read more

Foreign-Funder Greenies are happy to block Indigenous jobseekers - The Australian

Aboriginal interests don’t get a look-in as cashed-up cynics work the courts. Last week the leader of a major Australian political party encouraged his supporters to break the law to stop a coalmine. Indeed, he claimed he would be willing to break the law, too. Richard Di ­Natale’s call to arms may have been irresponsible, but it was also premeditated. All part of the plan. Read more

Canavan - Quarterly Essay

I sometimes feel very humbled that so many southern Australians care so much for a quaint little coal mine in the wilds of central Queensland, near where I, and my wife and five children live.  Read more

JOBS BONANZA Mines to fire up North jobs hub - Townsville Bulletin

This has been a historic week for North Queensland. The announcement of Townsville and Rockhampton as Adani’s FIFO hubs is just the medicine that our jobs-hungry region needs. Read more

It's time to take action on Adani - The Courier Mail

IN THE inner-city Brisbane suburb of West End, business is booming. Cranes dot the skyline as new apartment blocks go up and new shops open their doors. That construction boom creates plenty of jobs – in fact, the unemployment rate in Brisbane is 5.8 per cent. Read more

Westpac lies on coal interests - Townsville Bulletin

IN its latest climate change statement, Westpac does not just discriminate against Queensland, they are now lying about it too. In the Townsville Bulletin yesterday a Westpac spokesperson is quoted as saying that "it would be wrong to suggest that (Westpac's climate change policy) is about favouring one state or region over the other." Yet Westpac's media release about its latest climate change policy states plainly that "Financing for any new thermal coal projects [is] limited to existing coal producing basins." That means that the huge Galilee Basin in North Queensland won't attract any finance from Westpac because it is not in an existing basin. Read more

Dale Last - Member for Burdekin - Speech at Bowen Anzac Day Dawn Service

This year I attended the Bowen Anzac Day Dawn Service where Dale Last, the Member for Burdekin, gave a speech to mark 100 years since the the Battle of Beersheba. Read more


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