Leader of the LNP Campbell Newman will be in Emerald to talk to residents on Tuesday.
Leader of the LNP Campbell Newman will be in Emerald to talk to residents on Tuesday.

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CAN-Do Campbell Newman will be visiting the Gregory electorate to gain a better understanding of issues affecting central and western Queensland voters, following an invitation from Gregory MP Vaughan Johnson.

“I hope people will come and meet him at the public meetings in Emerald and Longreach as it is a great opportunity for Campbell to hear about our local issues,” Mr Johnson said. “Some of the issues are actually state-wide, such as the move of Year 7 and the Queensland Health payroll debacle and others are more specific, but equally important to our quality of life here in Emerald.”

Emerald residents will be able to meet Mr Newman from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday at the Emerald Town Hall Supper Room.

Longreach residents will also have an opportunity to meet the LNP leader the following evening from 6pm to 8pm at the Jumbuck Motel.

Mr Johnson said Mr Newman would be inspecting the controversial SCL exempted sites in the Golden Triangle and attending a Shed Meeting with farmers affected by the policy.

“He will also be taking the time to inspect the work camps situation in Blackwater with representatives of the Blackwater Community Progress Group,” he said. “He will also meet with all the local mayors in Gregory for their perspectives on the challenges they face, especially in the resource communities. We will then be driving the Clermont-Alpha Rd, so he can experience for himself why this vital link has been voted one of Queensland’s worst roads.”


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