O’Dowd questions ALP deal that relies on industry

LIBERAL National candidate and incumbent Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd says he wasn't surprised Labor was announcing what he termed "more bureacracy rather than real solutions", like scrapping the carbon tax and mining tax.

He said the Labor announcement of a mining equipment, technology, services innovation partnership in Brisbane would rely on industry matching the commitment to get it off the ground.

Meanwhile, the Federal Coalition and the State Government teamed up for a special announcement at Kin Kora on Monday.

Mr O'Dowd said generating more jobs in Central Queensland was simple.

"The first step to generating more jobs in CQ is scrapping Labor's carbon tax and mining tax, not more expensive bureaucracy in Brisbane, and only the Coalition is committed to doing that," he said.

Mr O'Dowd said Labor candidate Chris Trevor had told the media he didn't believe the carbon tax was hurting local businesses.

"Rusal's chief executive stated the carbon tax is costing QAL $23 million a year," Mr O'Dowd said.

"Labor's mismanagement of the resources sector has led to 7000 jobs being lost.

"The carbon tax will add another $190 to the average power bill this year alone, yet Labor stubbornly refuses to end this chaos."

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