Labor rejects Parliamentary Inquiry into dam debacle

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The Palaszczuk Labor Government has voted against an open and transparent inquiry into the safety of Paradise Dam in Parliament today.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington moved a Private Members Motion to investigate the Paradise Dam's design, construction and operation.

"Labor is literally draining Paradise Dam to 42 percent while two thirds of Queensland is drought declared," Ms Frecklington said.

"It's dam madness and shows the wrong priorities of the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

"The Wide Bay Burnett community deserves to know if this dam was designed and constructed properly, they should know exactly why the dam had to be reduced, and they deserve to know what Labor's plan is to fix this mess.

"A Parliamentary Inquiry would have delivered those answers but Labor voted against it because they are clearly afraid of what it might find out.

"Labor has not built a dam in regional Queensland since 2005 and it now appears that dam was a botched job.

"It is astounding that a modern dam cannot last more than 13 years.

"Communities are at breaking point and towns are running dry, yet Annastacia Palaszczuk gives the green light for 105,000 megalitres of water to flow into the Coral Sea.

"The LNP spent over $22 million on the Paradise Dam wall to fix issues caused by the 2013 floods.

"Queenslanders deserved answers, but all Annastacia Palaszczuk delivers is excuses.

"Labor are anti-regions, anti-dams and anti-jobs.

"Only the LNP has a plan to drought proof Queensland, by build new dams and delivering water security across our state."

 
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