Back QLD, not coal companies!

 

 

1 -- Job Creation

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2 -- Support Our Schools

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3 -- What Would You Choose?

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Queensland has already spent more than $9.5 billion on taxpayer-funded handouts to the mining and fossil fuel industries (over 6 years).

The Palaszczuk Government has edged away from the last government’s promise to bankroll the construction of coal railways to the Galilee Basin and to fund major dredging of the Abbot Point coal port next to the Great Barrier Reef.

But it has just announced another quarter of a billion dollars in coal subsidies in the State Budget, including:

  • $100 million dollars to expand the coal terminal at Gladstone.
  • Around $150 million benefit from cheap access to rail and port facilities
  • $14 million “to continue port planning and development initiatives to meet industry requirements for coal export facilities.”

The good news is the government was able to make modest increases in per capita funding of health and education in Queensland.

But every dollar Queensland spends on subsidies to coal companies is a dollar that can't be spent on schools, teachers, nurses or other social services.

It's time to back Queenslanders, not coal companies.

It's time to end coal subsidies.

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