Gladstone hosts controversial LNP Senator Matt Canavan at Industry Update
CONTROVERSIAL National Senator and LNP Resource Minister Matt Canavan will be in Gladstone in March to deliver what the current 'state of affairs' within the resource sector in Queensland looks like including who is stifling and supporting the industry and future projects.
Appearing at a Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) Industry Update on March 16, Senator Canavan is a strong supporter of the Adani Carmichael Mine and passionate about water security in Northern and Central Queensland.
GEA Chief Executive Officer Carli Homann said the GEA exists to strengthen Gladstone business and industry to enable continued sustainable economic growth in the Gladstone region and Senator Matt Canavan is an advocate of major infrastructure projects that could further develop the region.
“Senator Canavan is passionate that the Senate should strive to represent regional areas and has a strong view of how regional Queensland should develop into the future including water security,” Ms Homann said.
“His strong advocacy regarding the Rookwood Weir has pushed the project forward in terms of political support across the national and state stage; however, Senator Canavan also believes there are strong political factors at play which could send the Queensland resource sector spiralling into a downward slope.”
Ms Homann said presenting alongside Senator Matt Canavan will be the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) Director of Economics and Industry Policy Dr Matthew Steen.
“MCA represents Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally,” Ms Homann said.
“MCA have come under scrutiny within the resource sector recently in regard to their climate change policy and like Senator Canavan, MCA will discuss what the current 'state of affairs' within the resource sector looks like and the future of mineral exploration in Central/Northern Queensland.”
The GEA Industry Update will be held at the Yaralla Sports Cub on March 16. Registration starts 11.30am for 12pm start. Concludes 1.30pm – lunch included.