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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



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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