Vaccine mandates not only ineffective but devastating - Courier Mail

The Courier-Mail said this week I was out of touch for voting against vaccine mandates. I am against vaccine mandates because they do not work, while denying many others the right to work. Read more

Yes to vax, no to ‘passport’ - CQ Today

This week some businesses in Yeppoon organised a meeting to express concerns about the Queensland Government's introduction of a mandatory vaccine passport. With just four days of planning, around 600 passionate and concerned people crammed into the Yeppoon town hall. I have never seen a political reaction like it. The outpouring of concern has confirmed for me why we are wrong to divide our society by requiring people to show medical papers. The vaccine works (to reduce the risk of a severe reaction) but these vaccine mandates do not work because the vaccine does a poor job at stopping transmission. Why take away people's jobs and businesses for something that will not work? Read more

Closure of Incitec Pivot means Australia reliant on imported supplies to grow our food - Courier Mail

Not long after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney in 1788, a government farm was established where the Botanical Gardens now are. The first Australian farm was a failure, less grain was harvested than sown, mainly due to the poor soils. Australian farming recovered from its botched beginning. Australia has not been short of food since the days of the early settlers, and we now grow enough to feed double our population. Read more

PM under furious attack - CQ Today

I have been in politics for a while but until last week I hadn't heard of the rule that a nation's leader must tell other world leaders everything they are doing. Or at least The Prime Minister was strongly criticised last week by the Labor Party for not telling the French President, Emmanuel Macron, that Australia had been negotiating to buy nuclear submarines from the British and US Governments. Anthony Albanese accused Scott Morrisson of "gaslighting" the French and Labor's Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Penny Wong, accused the PM of "vandalism". Read more

Enough false GKI starts - CQ Today

There are a lot of great things going on in Central Queensland right now. The concrete at Rookwood weir is being poured and when finished it will help double agricultural production in the Fitzroy. The first coal from the Adani mine is about to be exported at a time when our coal has never been in stronger demand. And, the Rockhampton Ring Road project will start soon, the biggest infrastructure project in regional Queensland. These projects are in part thanks to the years of strong advocacy from myself, Michelle Landry, Ken O'Dowd and other CQ politicians. We have worked non stop to defend our agricultural and mining industries from unjust attack. We won these debates and the jobs that are flowing from these projects are the spoils of victory. Read more

Zero sense in making economy vulnerable - Courier Mail

The Glasgow climate conference has been the best reality TV since Married At First Sight. The French have played the role of the spurned lover, Malcolm Turnbull is still gossiping about double crossing years ago and China is threatening to quit unless someone pays them $1 trillion. Read more

Reliable over renewable - CQ Today

I don't come to Canberra to make friends, I come here to fight for our jobs and our livelihoods. There are lots of Canberra people that want to shut down our cattle, coal, cotton and other industries. Thousands of jobs would be lost if they got their way. Others want to take away our cars or guns. Read more

Australia needs to learn from Europe’s energy mistakes - Courier Mail

Earlier this year, a coal fired power station in Central Queensland exploded. It was a freak accident and fortunately there was no loss of life or injuries. Thousands of people lost power immediately. Over the coming months while the power station was taken offline as a precaution, Queensland recorded its highest ever electricity prices. The explosion in Queensland was unplanned but within a year we will start the planned closure of coal fired power stations right across Australia. The aftermath of this year’s explosion shows that we are not ready. Read more

A net-zero target means net-zero development - The Australian

A few weeks before the 2019 election, some publicans were having a beer over dinner in the small town of Clermont. They were discussing a front-page story that day, which reported that some people, in the “Bob Brown, Stop Adani” rally, had called Queenslanders rednecks and Nazis. They resolved to act. They agreed not to serve the greenies and Kel Appleton started organising a counter rally at his pub, the Grand Hotel. The rest is history. Bob Brown was seen by Queenslanders as a “Mexican” lecturing us, while hypocritically travelling around in a diesel-fuelled convoy. The Coalition won an unexpected victory on the back of a swing in Queensland three times the national average. Read more

Net zero will weaken us - CQ Today

I don't come to Canberra to make friends, I come here to fight for our jobs and our livelihoods. There are lots of Canberra people that want to shut down our cattle, coal, cotton and other industries. Thousands of jobs would be lost if they got their way. Others want to take away our cars or guns. Read more


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