Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Michelle Landry’s Flood Levee Fail

Last night Capricornia MP Michelle Landry failed to secure funding for the South Rockhampton Flood Levee in Malcolm Turnbull’s unfair Budget.

Ms Landry’s failure follows weeks of refusal to back Rockhampton families and businesses.

Ms Landry must explain why she supports a $50 billion tax hand out for big business but not $25 million for Rockhampton to better protect homes and businesses from devastating flood waters.

Rockhampton has missed out again under Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal National Government.

Michelle Landry has clearly been too focused on Canberra games, when she should have been banging down Malcolm Turnbull’s door to secure funding for Rockhampton.

Council polling shows that a clear majority of residents and local businesses want this Levee built.

Council has promised $10 million, the Queensland Labor Government has promised $25 million and a Shorten Federal Labor Government would commit $25 million to get this Levee done.

The only people who aren’t backing Rocky are Michelle Landry and Malcolm Turnbull.

Rockhampton deserves better than Michelle Landry.

The time for talk is over. Let’s just get this Levee built.

WEDNESDAY, 10 MAY 2017

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