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Barnaby stands up for the QLD bush 19 times, while QLD Libs force Nationals to betray the bush 19 times.
I admire National Party senator Barnaby Joyce because he isn’t easily pushed around. Barnaby has broken ranks with the Liberals in Canberra, and voted against them 19 times in order to put the people of country QLD first. An article in the Toowoomba Chronicle today reports: “The outspoken senator is renowned as a highly-independent member of his party, having crossed the floor 19 times under the Howard coalition government on issues pertaining to his electorate.”
However, Barnaby must feel ashamed of his former National Party QLD state members, after an official parliamentary library report (see www.robmessenger.com) shows that they were forced by the Liberals, to vote with Anna Bligh 19 times on fundamental issues that betrayed country QLDers.
If Barnaby Joyce were in state parliament when Anna Bligh put forward the bill that allowed our electricity prices to be increased with the addition of Labor’s federal Carbon Tax, I’m sure that Barnaby would have voted with myself and the other independents against the legislation.
Barnaby would have hung his head in shame, as National Party stalwarts Jeff Seeney, Mike Horan, Howard Hobbs, etc., all stood shoulder to shoulder with Campbell Newman’s Liberals and Anna Bligh to allow an increase in our pensioners’ electricity prices, so that world climate change could be stopped with an extra tax.
As I did, Barnaby would have felt disgust, had he watched his National Party members meekly follow their Liberal masters across the floor of Parliament 3 times and vote with Labor to allow underground coal gasification and “fraccing” on prime agricultural land.
When Barnaby comes to the Burnett again to half-heartedly promote the Liberal puppet put up by the LNP, the “outspoken” and “highly independent” senator better be prepared to answer some tough questions. I’d like to know if he’d stand up to the Campbell Newman Liberals, support my Civil Union Repeal bill and stop the slide towards gay marriage?
For a politician who is “highly independent” and stood up to the Liberals 19 times for country QLD, what does Barnaby think of the 19 times that the LNP betrayed the bush in state parliament, while myself and the country independents remained resolute?