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Bill Shorten is an $8.1 billion threat to Queensland jobs

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Media Release

6 March 2018

Bill Shorten is an $8.1 billion threat to Queensland jobs

Senator Hanson has labelled Bill Shorten an $8 billion dollar threat to Central Queensland after the Labor leader confirmed his personal opposition to the Carmichael Mine.

This comes as former Labor member and Mayor of Rockhampton Margaret Strelow has revealed that the Carmichael mine will bring over $8 billion in wages and jobs to Central Queensland.

“Despite the fact that politicians from his own party have said the mine is worth billions to Central Queensland, Bill Shorten is still opposed to the Carmichael Mine.” Senator Hanson said.

“Bill Shorten is an $8 billion dollar threat to Queensland’s mining industry and Queensland jobs.”

“We know Bill Shorten is one hundred percent opposed to the billions of dollars and the many jobs, this mine will bring to Central Queensland. This means we know it is only a matter of time until the rest of Labor falls in line.”

“I think it is disgusting that Bill Shorten is prepared to risk billions of dollars for Central Queensland just because he is scared of losing the Batman by-election.”