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QUEENSLAND’S MESSAGE TO MORRISON: STOP TREATING US LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS

March 21, 2022

SENATOR MURRAY WATT
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
LABOR SENATOR FOR QUEENSLAND


QUEENSLAND’S MESSAGE TO MORRISON: 
STOP TREATING US LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS  

 

We all know Scott Morrison only ever comes to Queensland when he wants our votes. This time, he’s got to bring something with him.
 
It’s now 12 days since he declared a national emergency and increased flood payments for New South Wales, while refusing to do either for Queensland.
 
There is no excuse for Scott Morrison paying New South Wales flood victims three times the amount he is paying Queenslanders. He could fix this double standard with the stroke of a pen.
 
The Prime Minister must explain why he’s treating Queensland flood victims like second class citizens. And his Queensland federal LNP members must explain why they aren’t prepared to fight for their communities. We haven't heard boo from a single Queensland federal LNP Member about the fact that their communities are being left behind by their own Government.
 
Queensland delivered victory to Scott Morrison at the last election, but time after time, ignores our needs. When Scott Morrison stuffs up, Queenslanders pay the price.
 
It’s about time the Prime Minister for New South Wales realised he’s governing for the whole country, not just his own state.
 
If you're a flood victim, and you've got lost everything you own, you deserve support, no matter where you live. 

MONDAY, 21 MARCH 2022

A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA