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Rockhampton Unites For Mining - LNP Leader Taking Part

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Rockhampton will unite on Friday to call for more mining projects to be approved in Queensland.

The convoy will support the resources sector, Adani’s Carmichael Mine project and the opening up of the Galilee Basin generally.

It is also a call to the State Government, reminding them of the vital contributions made by regional Queensland and demanding a fairer future.

State Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington and newly re-elected Federal LNP Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry will ride in the truck convoy across Rocky’s Fitzroy River. 

Ms Frecklington and Ms Landry will then both address the ‘Go Galilee’ Day of Action, a rally calling on the Palaszczuk Government to give regional Queensland a fair go.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 11am to 11.30am – Truck Convoy – Fitzroy Bridge
  • Trucks and plant equipment will drive across the Old Bridge to show their support and we invite everyone to join us on the pavement with signs and t-shirts.
  • 11.30am to 12pm – Rod Laver Plaza

We are being invited to join local businesses, politicians, and other members of the community to recognise the contribution of regional Queensland and show the media and the rest of Queensland our passion.

Be one of the first to sign the petition that will go to the Queensland Government calling for action on a fairer future for regional Queensland.

Scott Morrison returns to North Queensland on Thursday, perhaps trying to further ruin the Premier's hopes of winning the next State Election, due in 18 months time.

The Prime Minister will fly in a day after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk visited Mackay to demand deadlines for Adani's Carmichael coal mine project be delivered to her desk by Friday.  

Mr Morrison's visit to North Queensland also comes ahead of Friday's day of action to push for projects like that proposed by Adani to go ahead.  Industry and political leaders will march in Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville.

The PM will be in Cloncurry on Thursday, checking on drought-stricken farmers, who later faced the heartbreak of having their properties flooded thanks to Cyclone Oma.  

In February, Mr Morrison announced assistance for graziers.  

“When I was first elected prime minister my No.1 priority was helping rural communities and farmers in drought,’’ Mr Morrison told The Courier-Mail last night.

Mr Morrison's Cabinet is expected to be sworn in mid next week.

There is a facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511891909202712/

By Michelle Price