On Friday 20 January 2012, Campbell Newman announced on radio that he wanted destructive sand mining to continue on Stradbroke Island, but he said he would restore rights taken away by the former government and not give Sibelco anything more. He denied he would extend Sibelco’s mining interests. Despite the mixed messages from the LNP, Campbell Newman did not withdraw these promises prior to the 2012 State election. He went to the election with these promises.
But there was confusion in the media and a few mixed messages:-
Also other TV news regarding Cambell Newmans support for destructive sand mining.