Assistant Minister Jonno Duniam said Labor’s federal candidate for Braddon has shown he does not have the strength to stand up for the local community.*

“Chris Lynch has refused to say whether or not he supports mining company MMG and the Rosebery community,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.

“The mining industry employs hundreds of hardworking men and women in Braddon, and Mr Lynch should be backing the industry and the jobs it supports.

“Mr Lynch said he doesn’t like to use the word ‘fight’, but that’s exactly what he should be doing instead of fence-sitting.

“Fortunately, Braddon can rely on Gavin Pearce fighting for jobs on the ground, including in the Rosebery community.”

*The Advocate, Labor leader unshaken by candidate’s fence-sitting, July 19, 2021: