Gladstone could be shut down, senator warns

GLADSTONE could be shut down if any party other than the LNP became government, according to Federal Senator Matthew Canavan.

Mr Canavan was in town to support LNP candidate Michael Duggan's campaign, and his push for the stability of a strong economic future.

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"It's uncertain times for the Queensland economy and I think we need a government who provides certain stability for the economy," he said.

"Most people would like to have someone who can be in the government room…they can fight for the community more so than an independent who doesn't have the inside game in politics."

Mr Duggan said the LNP wanted to grow 25,000 jobs in the region.

"An anti-development and anti-investment line of policy is dangerous to our line of business," he said.

Mr Canavan said projects like Abbot Point would see international investors spending a lot of money and employing a lot of people.

"And that will have flow-on effects around the region," he said.

"But the basic position of the Labor party is they'd prefer to put man-made duck shooting pond above jobs in central Queensland."

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