Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Questions without Notice
Minister for the Environment and Energy, you are aware of Hells Gate dam: irrigation, baseload power, Townsville water supply earning $3,000 million a year; the Galilee coal rail line, earning $6,000 million a year; the phosphate fertiliser project: Burketown's first Australian YIPIPI transportation waterway with prawn farms, earning $7,000 million; and Cape York silicon: the solar key, earning $5,000 million. That is $21 billion a year; $6 billion in tax revenue. If you initiated north Australia's Snowy Mountains authority to build these four projects, as initiator would you then become a Ben Chifley, a great nation builder, as was a previous member for Kooyong, Robert Menzies?