Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, addressed the people in a small mining town in North West region of Queensland, on Saturday, and assured them that he will not consider the mining tax in the country, which has been proposed by Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, if he gets elected this time.
Mr. Rudd has proposed a 40% super tax imposition on mining in Australia. The mining project at Ernest Henry mine had been halted, on Saturday, in an attempt to showcase opposition.
The miners and other residents in the region gathered to attend Mr. Abbott's campaign on Saturday.
Mr. Abbott assured the people that if the Coalition Government comes into power, he will not let the tax hit the state.
"As far as I'm concerned if the only thing I did, should we win Government, was to stop the tax that would be a thoroughly good reason to change the government", he said.
The residents welcomed the leader. He addressed to their worries one by one.
A number of grazers had also gathered to discuss their worries and concerns with the leader.
The primary endeavor of Mr. Abbott in visiting the region was to woo the residents by promising to do away with the tax in his power.