Cate Molloy damns Rudd over Traveston Dam

Media Release

24th July 2007

The Independent Candidate for Wide Bay, Cate Molloy, today damned her former party leader for reaching the heights of hypocrisy over his failure to take stand on Traveston while opposing the proposed damming of the Clarence River (Daily Examiner 24/7/07).

"Today Kevin Rudd demonstrated he's just as hypocritical and opportunistic as John Howard," said Cate Molloy.

"He's visited Grafton and promised to prevent the proposed damming of the Clarence and other rivers in the region because he argues it was just bad policy making on the run by the Howard Government," said Cate Molloy.

"Rudd argues the proposal doesn't make any environmental nor economic sense. Well, neither does Traveston," Cate Molloy said.

"But Rudd is stricken dumb on Traveston - and why? because the ALP supported Beattie's nonsensical policy-making on the run and Traveston is in a strong conservative seat," she said.

"As for Rudd's so-called pub test, let him come to Gympie and try it. Traveston fails any test and is nothing more than environmental and social vandalism," said Cate Molloy.

"But he won't, Rudd is just a sheep in a wolf's clothing">1," she said.

"It's time for a Southern Cross independent who'll stick up for the people and not be poll driven or dictated to by party bureaucrats," said Cate Molloy.


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