An Airlie Beach resident explains his priorities when voting for a new Whitsunday state leader. Photo: Brett Wortman
An Airlie Beach resident explains his priorities when voting for a new Whitsunday state leader. Photo: Brett Wortman

Climate change not my top priority for Whitsunday election

Letter to Editor contributed by Shane Newell in response to a letter contributed by Tony Fontes.

Tony Fontes informs us, (Whitsunday Times, August 27), we “will” vote for the candidate who meets his demand for a solution to climate change as the only significant criteria.

I certainly won’t be.

Tony has obviously not listened to the expert scientific advice from Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, and many others, that nothing Australia does will make any significant difference to global climate change.

Based on the 2019 election, the green extreme polled about 5 per cent in Central Queensland – for a good reason.

I think local wisdom is concerned first and foremost with a candidate who has a plan to get us out of the COVID crisis and this certainly does NOT include shutting down any major industries.

Listen to the CFMEU, Labor has no plan for Queensland workers.

Labor is more interested in changing our cities’ names and other woke city issues.

They can’t even produce a budget!

Labor’s only plan for the future is to lock our economy away from the rest of the world indefinitely with daily arbitrary rule changes that make life unbearable for some, destroy businesses and family livelihoods.

The smaller parties have some good ideas, but lack the substance and depth we need.

We need a candidate who has a comprehensive plan with nation building infrastructure and a vision to take our economy forward.

Shane Newell, Airlie Beach

- Editor’s note: Dr Alan Finkel clarified his position on reducing carbon emissions in a previous letter to the editor.

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