PUSHBACK: Deb Frecklington raised her hand in opposition to the mine at the Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group meeting earlier this month.
PUSHBACK: Deb Frecklington raised her hand in opposition to the mine at the Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group meeting earlier this month. Barclay White

Frecklington denies mine backflip

MEMBER for Nanango has rejected claims made online that she has changed positions on the proposed Kingaroy coal mine.

Rumours circulated on Facebook yesterday that Mrs Frecklington expressed support for Moreton's proposed mine in a radio interview aired that morning.

The rumour originated from South Burnett mayoral candidate Grant Newson, who said he heard Mrs Frecklington's comments supporting the mine on the radio.

Mrs Frecklington strongly denied the claim and accused Mr Newson of making "false comments".

"As a mayoral candidate, it is deeply concerning that Mr Newson would politicise this serious issue that greatly affects everyone in our community," she said.

At a community meeting on February 9 Mrs Frecklington raised her hand in opposition to the mine, and said the mine was clearly opposed by the Kingaroy community.

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