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Melbourne 3AW presenter Neil Mitchell talks about a NQ state —-When will the Cairns Media———–He said with North Queenslanders on average contributing $26,068 more per person to the nation’s gross domestic product than the average Victorian, a separate North was not a “redneck” idea, but a reasonable economic debate.–economist Colin Dwyer

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Melbourne AM station 3AW presenter Neil Mitchell asked “are all North Queenslanders rednecks?” when talkback discussion touched on the concept of a separate state for the North last Thursday.

The throwaway line has caused outrage among the North’s politicians and residents, with economist Colin Dwyer saying that attitude was tantamount to racism.

“I have sent through a request for an apology, to 3AW, but haven’t a response yet,” Mr Dwyer said.

He said with North Queenslanders on average contributing $26,068 more per person to the nation’s gross domestic product than the average Victorian, a separate North was not a “redneck” idea, but a reasonable economic debate.

 

 

 

 

 

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