Deb Frecklington
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington

August 8, 2013

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says unions have been “selective with the truth” over Ergon Energy depot closures.

“It was disappointing to read the advertisement published by the unions which accuses myself and the LNP of abandoning the South Burnett,” she said.

“Nothing could be further from the truth.

“My role as your Member of Parliament is to stand-up for our region, to encourage economic growth at every opportunity and to develop a prosperous community where people want to live and raise their family.

“The claims put forward by unions only do a disservice to our community.

“In regards to Ergon Depot closures, their statement is simply not true.

“The Newman Government has not given any instructions to close regional Ergon depots.

“What the unions aren’t telling the community is that that there are three criteria that need to be satisfied before any decision could be made; including improved services to South Burnett customers and broad support amongst depot staff.

“No changes to Ergon Energy depots will occur without consultation and discussions with staff, which are currently being undertaken by Ergon Energy.”

Mrs Frecklington said this evening’s public forum in Nanango had been called with little notice and during a Parliamentary Sitting week.

“Unfortunately, during sitting weeks, Members of Parliament are rarely granted leave and therefore I can not attend,” she said.

“Although I cannot attend the Forum, my door is always open to anyone who wants to share their concerns and highlight their personal situation,” she said.

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