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State government’s outback tourism injection ‘a little disingenuous’, says Robbie Katter

Luke Grant

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen has drenched parts of Queensland with rain, but some of the state’s most drought-stricken areas are yet to see the relief.

Queensland’s long-suffering outback towns will be doing it tough for the foreseeable future.

In a bid to give the bush a bit of a boost, the Palaszczuk government has announced a boost to outback tourism.

$3 million will be shared among councils, community groups and businesses to help set up new events and attract more tourists.

A $10-million Queensland Outback Tourism Infrastructure Fund has also been announced, which will help fund 15 new projects including luxury glamping.

Katter’s Australian Party Queensland leader Robbie Katter tells Luke Grant $10 million is more “than just a nice pat on the back” but isn’t enough to make a real impact.

“It’s wonderful, it’s great and I’d love people to come out more. We’ve got some fantastic things to show them.

“But from the government point of view, it’s a little bit disingenuous.”

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