Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington

June 19, 2024

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has reaffirmed that nuclear is not part of the LNP’s plans for Queensland.

“The LNP has been consistent from the start; our position has not changed, this is not part of our plan and is a matter for Canberra,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“The LNP has outlined the plan we’ll take to the next election, that’s what we’ll deliver and this is not part of it.

“The priority is fixing the Callide power plant to deliver affordable reliable and sustainable power.”

Earlier, Queensland Opposition Leader David Crisafulli admitted he had not spoken to his Federal counterpart Peter Dutton following the Coalition’s energy policy announcement.

However, the LNP leader said Mr Dutton already knew he had no plans for nuclear energy in Queensland.

“Peter knows my position on it, there’s no secret about that,” Mr Crisafulli told the media.

“I’ve been very, very consistent with it. It’s not part of our planning in Queensland.”

He said he was “really clear” … “it’s not part of our plan.”

Mr Crisafulli said his priority was getting Callide C fully back online.

Unit C4 at the Callide C power station, near Biloela, exploded in May 2021.

The Queensland Government’s position on nuclear energy is key to the Federal Coalition’s plans, whoever wins the upcoming State Election.

Legislation would have to be amended for nuclear generators to be built in the State, as they are currently banned by the Nuclear Facilities Prohibition Act 2007.

As well, the State Government – via government-owned corporations – owns Tarong and Tarong North power stations, and Callide B.



2 Responses to "No Plans For Nuclear: LNP"

  1. I believe the Qld coalition is making assumptions on our behalf again.

    Labor has treated anybody 30km from the coast like lepers, and Qlders will soon be in an election based on key factors: net zero lies,
    treaty, union influences and cost of living pressures.

    Think of the benefits this would bring to regional areas. We may even get a half decent road network, large scale employment, build local economies and population growth on a footprint already owned by the government.

    And the bonus would be the loss of the renewable blight on our beautiful South Burnett countryside on prime agricultural land which will be the asbestos of the 21st century when the landowners are required to clean up.

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