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‘Queensland paradox’ pushes coal and climate to centre stage of election campaign – The Guardian

As Labor and the LNP try to woo regional and metro voters with at-times contradictory messages, minor parties thrive

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On Sunday in Clermont in the dusty heart of Queensland the coal fanatic Liberal National party senator Matt Canavan and the mining magnate Clive Palmer will hold a rally, mocking the convoy of climate protesters who made a somewhat unwelcome voyage north last year.
Three days earlier, almost 1,000km away in Brisbanes trendy western suburbs, the Greens announced state election plans to provide free school meals, funded by a $55bn increase to mining royalties.
Somewhere in between lies what the …

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