House debates

Monday, 7 December 2020

Statements by Members

Keswick Island

1:59 pm

Photo of George ChristensenGeorge Christensen (Dawson, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Keswick Island residents and property owners are still being denied reasonable access to their homes by the Chinese company China Bloom that has the lease of the island. The Palaszczuk Labor government has failed to come out and back Queenslanders. The situation on Keswick Island cannot go on. Anger is building within the local community. Protests are already taking place and rightly so. This is something that has occurred on the Palaszczuk government's watch. They're allowing it to continue without consequence. I stand here again for a second week in a row and urge the Palaszczuk government to terminate the head lease by China Bloom and restore free, safe and fair access rights to Keswick Island for property owners and tourists. I've set up a website to send a message to Annastacia Palaszczuk: This is Australia, not China. Access to our island must not be blocked by a foreign power.

The SPEAKER: In accordance with standing order 43, the time for members' statements has concluded.