Plans to host American nuclear submarines at Garden Island should be rejected, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said today.
Senator Ludlam said the Australian Defence Force posture review - an inquiry into Australian defence bases - was off target with the suggestion that US nuclear submarines should be serviced at Garden Island.
At the time of writing the Queensland Labor Party have yet to announce a candidate for Moggill.
"It is highly disappointing to see that Labor have not even had the gumption to seek to challenge the LNP", said Greens candidate Jake Schoermer in a statement.
Townsville Hospital is under pressure to cope with current demand, but with our rapidly expanding population, extra military personnel being deployed here and major industrial developments planned for the region, it is clear that more needs to be done to address the infrastructure needs of North Queensland’s capital.
The Greens candidate for the Sunshine Coast, Dr Jim McDonald, challenged the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to oppose any coal and gas exploration on the Sunshine Coast before it happens. He said that a statement of principle by the Council opposing coalmining or coal seam gas [CSG] extraction in the region would demonstrate its true concern for the environment.