Senator supports Fair Go for our region
QUEENSLAND Senator Matt Canavan was in town Friday afternoon, meeting with council members, Mayor Tracy Dobie and LNP candidate for Maranoa David Littleproud.
Ways to encourage growth in Australia's regional towns was at the top of their agenda.
"We've got to stick together more as regional politicians across the country and push these things," Mr Canavan said.
He was encouraging of the Fair Go Campaign, which is supported by Australia Regional Newspapers papers and places the spotlight on the disparities between regional towns and cities.
"I think it's a great initiative and I applaud you," Mr Canavan told the Warwick Daily News.
He said a fair go for rural towns was instrumental to building the nation.
"I think we should stress that it's not just about fairness, but also building this country too," he said.
He said it is Australia's regional areas that produce the majority of the country's wealth.
"The mineral exports, the agriculture exports, and tourism."
Approximately 67% of the value of Australia's exports comes from regional, rural and remote areas."We should be reinvesting into regions who are putting things on the table for our country," he said.