From The Chronicle
CONDAMINE MP Pat Weir slammed the Department of Defence and its Minister Marise Payne for dragging out the Oakey water contamination crisis.
Mr Weir said he was snubbed by Ms Payne when he tried to contact her this week about the delay in bringing forward a proposal to assist affected landholders.
"I sent an email to Marise Payne, because Oakey was told there would be a proposal before Christmas," he said.
"Christmas came and went and we still have nothing.
Mr Weir said he was concerned for the well-being of residents in Oakey, after talking with medical professionals in the town.
"I was chatting to doctors and they are seeing a rise in anxiety and depression in Oakey," he said.
"They've noticed an increase in cases of anxiety around this. It's not the whole town of Oakey, but for those people affected, it is a real issue.
"For their peace of mind and the value of their homes, we want some certainty."
Mr Weir also slammed the State Government for staying quiet, saying it should be making more noise about the issue to the Turnbull Government.
"I was frustrated and annoyed with the Queensland Government, because we've had not one visit or comment from any minister," he said.
"They can bring (the issue) forward - it crosses so many of these ministerial portfolios, so I'm astounded that no one has said anything.
"They cannot stand back and absolve themselves."
A class action lawsuit is expected to be brought forward soon by Shine Lawyers, with plenty of residents already signing on to it.