Paradise Dam report backs LNP plan for more testing

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington today called for an immediate halt to the tearing down of the Paradise Dam wall after the Commission of Inquiry’s report into the dam recommended that further testing be completed. “The report states that the former Labor Government charged with constructing the dam failed in its

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Batt calls for update on Bundaberg Hospital Site

“Fighting for a new Bundaberg hospital has always been my number one priority and I know from the number of phone calls, visits and emails my office continues to receive, it’s also the number one priority for Bundaberg residents too,” Mr Batt said. “After being elected, I used my very

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BATT SECURES PARADISE DAM DOCUMENTS FOR RIZZO INVESTIGATION

State Member for Bundaberg David Batt is pleased to have successfully called for Sunwater to finally allow Dr Paul Rizzo access to 9 confidential documents relating to Paradise Dam after the request for the same information was denied last month. Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers (BFVG) and other local industry

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LABOR BULLDOZERS THROUGH PARADISE DAM LAWS

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: Member for Bundaberg David Batt MP Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett MP Member for Callide Colin Boyce MP Friday, 7 Feburary 2020 The Labor Government has cleared the way to start demolishing the Paradise Dam wall after using their majority to pass sinister new laws through Queensland

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Labor rams through plan to tear down Paradise Dam

Tuesday 4 February, 2020 The LNP strongly opposes the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s decision to begin tearing down the Paradise Dam without public consultation or Parliamentary scrutiny. Labor today moved amendments in Parliament that will allow them to commence demolition of the dam without obtaining any of the usual council or

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Labor must stop playing politics with Hinkler Regional Deal

“For far too long Queensland Labor has refused to provide funding for the game-changing Hinkler Regional Deal due to claims that the Maryborough electorate would miss out, but Wednesday’s question time revealed a very different story,” Mr Batt said. “When asked a question by the Member for Maryborough, the Premier

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Minister Lynham fails to answer yet another dam question

State Member for Bundaberg David Batt MP has expressed his disappointment in Minister Lynham’s lack of response when asked a direct question about Paradise Dam in Question Time today. Mr Batt asked the Minister – Yesterday (Wednesday) the Minister said that he had instructed numerous experts to review Sunwater’s reports

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Labor rejects Parliamentary Inquiry into dam debacle

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has voted against an open and transparent inquiry into the safety of Paradise Dam in Parliament today. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington moved a Private Members Motion to investigate the Paradise Dam’s design, construction and operation.“Labor is literally draining Paradise Dam to 42 percent while two thirds

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Batt fights for Paradise Dam in Parliament

Mr Speaker, I rise in support of the Member for Nanango’s motion calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into the design, construction, and operation of the Paradise Dam and the Government’s decision to lower the dam wall by 5 metres. I have been inundated with stories from Bundaberg residents about the

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