Member for Page Kevin Hogan prepares to move office. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star
Member for Page Kevin Hogan prepares to move office. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

Parliament ‘taken to Page’

KEVIN Hogan took federal parliament on an imaginary journey through the seat of Page during his maiden speech.

Mr Hogan said his first job would be to help repeal the carbon tax.

"It was never going to change the climate and it is a job-destroying tax. And what's worse it broke house

hold budgets, particularly our aging population on a fixed income," he said.

His next priority is the Pacific Highway.

"More than five billion dollars of federal money will be spent on this highway in the next few years, Madam Speaker, and most of it will be in Page.

"This project will save lives and it will bring hundreds of construction jobs. On completion, tourism and other businesses will reap the rewards by linking our companies with the large market places of Sydney and Brisbane and bring more tourism to the area."

He also touched on the CSG issue, saying it was not appropriate for Page.

"I believe, and, in my opinion, so do the majority of my community, that given current extraction techniques, this policy, currently rules out the electorate of Page from CSG mining."

Mr Hogan's speech also included a re-stating of his election promises.



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