“He Lied!” – Alan Jones unleashes Bitch Slap Fury over Broken Promise!
Controversial shock jock Alana Jones has lashed out at Queensland Premier Campbell Newman accusing him of lying and calling the LNP “”a pack of prostitutes”” during his popular breakfast radio show.
The Sydney-based “broadcaster” grew up on the Darling Downs, and has been a long-time campaigner against the expansion of coal mining and the introduction of coal seam gas mining in the rich cropping region.
He told listeners on Monday that Mr Newman had given him a “personal guarantee” that there would be no further development of a New Acland coal mine near Oakey. However the project was approved four weeks ago.
“Campbell Newman told me in my house that if he were to become premier, there would be no Acland stage three,” Jones said on air.
“Campbell Newman lied to me.”
“I have no reason to believe anything he’s promising Queenslanders today.”
Jones said New Hope Coal had donated $650,000 to the LNP, and hosted senior ministers at private functions including corporate boxes at Suncorp Stadium.
The mine expansion was approved on December 19 by the Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney.
“It’s called prostitution … what was the price that New Hope had to pay to get Acland stage three approved?” Jones said.
Jones’ diatribe against Mr Newman and the LNP didn’t end there, as he went on to slam the Newman government’s performance on jobs, debt management and its relations with the health and legal professions.
Without a hint of irony, he called Mr Newman a “bully.”
“Campbell Newman is only interested in one job and that’s his own.”
“He couldn’t give a continental about anyone else’s.”
(what does that even mean..?)
Jones also predicted that Newman would lose the seat of Ashgrove on election day, and that the LNP should reveal who would lead the party in such an eventuality.
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“I couldn’t back Campbell Newman to win a chook raffle,” he said.
Speaking to The Gutter Trash after his first show, Jones said his distaste for mining projects such as Acland and Adani’s Galilee Basin proposal stemmed from his childhood.
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“I have an obligation to my Mum and Dad who eked a living out of that agricultural land on the Darling Downs to give us all a chance,” he said.
He said it was easy for people to tag him as a “right-wing” commentator.
“These people think ‘oh well he’s voted Liberal all his life, when the election comes he’ll toe the line, he’ll fall into line’ – I don’t fall into line with anyone.”
Jones denied he had become a champion for the environment due to his stance.
“I BELIEVE IN MINING”
“Not really, I believe in mining, Gina Rinehart and Andrew Forrest are the true heroes of Australia in my opinion, but they’re mining on uncontested land,” he said.
“They’re not where someone is farming – the Darling Downs is some of the richest agricultural land in the world.”
When asked what he thought about Jones weighing in, Campbell Newman said his focus was on jobs.
“Alan Jones is a bloke from Sydney who has made all sorts of comments in the past and there’s nothing new about anything he’s said,” he said.
“Over a thousand people when I last checked, directly or indirectly rely on that Acland mine and we are going to make sure that it happens in an environmentally appropriate way and that’s the approval that’s been given.”
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Jones said he would have more to reveal about the LNP government over the next two weeks, but refused to give any details.
However, he did say Mr Newman and senior ministers would be banned from his program, as they had refused multiple invitations in the past.
“They’ve had two and a half years to explain themselves, and they haven’t, they’ve ignored everyone, they’ve walked all over everyone,” he said.
“They think the people of Queensland are stupid, and we’ll find out on January 31 that they’re not.”