Dec 21 2020
The Palaszczuk Labor Government has allowed Queensland’s beautiful Keswick Island to fall into the hands of a Chinese company.
That company has reportedly removed the pre-existing free, safe and fair access to the island from its Queensland residents. It is reported that the Chinese company has stopped tourists from visiting the island, about 80 per cent of which is national park. It is also reported that private planes, previously allowed to fly onto the island, have been barred with only a $1,500 approved helicopter flight from Mackay being permitted - it’s cheaper to fly to London or Bali!
The Palaszczuk Labor Government must act now on behalf of Queenslanders and reclaim Keswick Island. We call on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to terminate the lease of the island currently held by a Chinese company and restore free, safe and fair access for Queenslanders who own property on the island or who just want to visit the island.