Opinion Pieces

Check out opinion pieces that Murray Watt has written.

BUY LOCAL TO CREATE REGIONAL JOBS

November 10, 2021

What could be more Australian than supporting your mates? It’s one of the reasons we love to Buy Australian. Buying local creates jobs in our own communities and keeps the tills ringing in local businesses.

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FAKE NATIONALS HOLD QUEENSLAND BACK

October 24, 2021

The Nationals – a once proud party, hijacked by fringe accountants and bankers. Who dress up like farmers and miners and then ignore them. Because if they listened to real farmers and real miners, they would have already committed to net zero emissions by 2050.

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THE NATIONALS’ CLIMATE PLAN – YOU PAY MORE

October 21, 2021

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan admitted who would pay for his party’s climate plan - you. His astonishing remarks come in response to recent warnings from his own Government’s Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, that Australians risk paying higher interest on their home loans, if we continue to oppose net zero emissions by 2050.

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DAILY TELEGRAPH, 20th APRIL 2021: INVEST IN DISASTER PREPARATION AND PROTECT NSW

April 20, 2021

For the second year in a row NSW has copped what’s been described as a “once-in-a -generation” disaster. So why isn't the Morrison Government spending its $4bn disaster prevention fund?

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WHAT BUSHFIRE SURVIVORS WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

December 22, 2020

Last December was a horror time for families in bushfire affected regions, as the Black Summer fires tore through large parts of the country. As communities mark the first anniversary of the tragic fires, there is still plenty of recovery work to be done.

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WHY LABOR OPPOSES BIG BUSINESS TAX CUTS

June 29, 2018

Labor's win in the Longman by-election has shown one thing very clearly - Queenslanders do not want to see their schools and hospitals cut to pay for a $17 billion tax cut for the big banks. Despite this clear message, Malcolm Turnbull and his Queensland MPs continue to back in the big business tax cut. There has been a lot of colour and light around this debate, but I thought you deserved the facts on why Labor is opposing these tax cuts.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA