Two opposition frontbenchers will visit Mount Isa in a fortnight to talk about how Federal Labor can support economic growth and development in North West Queensland.
Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen and Shadow Finance Minister, Jim Chalmers will be joined by Labor Senator for Queensland, Anthony Chisholm in Mount Isa on Wednesday March 27, to hold a series of meetings and discussions with representatives from council, industry and the community sector.
Mr Bowen said it was important Labor’s economic team understand the dynamics of Queensland's economy and the unique forces at play in regions like the north west.
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“With the recent (flood) disaster it is critically important to get up here and hear from locals about how a future Labor government can support the North West," Mr Bowen said.
Mr Chalmers said the LNP’s economic policies for the past six years had been city centric. “This current LNP Government thinks that what’s good for Melbourne and Sydney is good for everyone," Mr Chalmers said.
"Labor knows that you can’t grow the national economy without growing local economies like this one in the North-West.
"What we need in regional areas is proper investments in TAFEs, local services and infrastructure.”
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