Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

LNP chaos and disunity leads to renewed privitisation push in Qld


 
In today’s Courier Mail it was revealed that six Queensland LNP Members support plans to privatise Queensland’s electricity generators.

 
In a move that would make former Queensland Premier Newman blush, the six MPs bizarrely wrote to their own Nationals Party Leader and the Energy Minister outing themselves as supporters of privatisation.
 
Labor will now target these six MPs over their privatisation plans. The MPs include:
 

  • Member for Dawson, George Christensen
  • Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry
  • Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd
  • Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt
  • Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien
  • Senator Barry O’Sullivan.

Queenslanders know that privatisation leads to higher energy prices.
 
It will hurt the people of Queensland by putting pressure on their already high electricity costs.
 
The fact is selling off these assets for profit will risk increasing energy costs for Queenslanders.   
 
Queenslanders voted at two consecutive State elections to keep their power assets in public hands.

Now these LNP MPs are attempting to throw their weight around, pressuring their own colleagues to force the sale of Queenslanders’ power assets against the will of the people.

This intervention from these Queensland LNP MPs is the latest salvo in the ongoing civil war taking place within the Morrison LNP Government.
The chaos and disunity of the Morrison LNP Government has now led to this renewed push for the privatisation of electricity generators in Queensland.
 
Federal Labor calls on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to rule out forcing the sell-off of Queensland’s assets.
 
This bizarre letter from these QLD MPs shows what little power and influence they have within their own Government. As has always been the case, the Nationals allow themselves to be steamrolled over by their Liberal colleagues down south.   
 
 
FRIDAY, 8 MARCH 2019