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Adani issue hurt Labor in Qld: Canavan

Former Greens leader Bob Brown rejects claims his anti-Adani convoy helped the coalition's campaign. (AAP)

Former Greens leader Bob Brown has denied his anti-Adani convoy during the election campaign led to Labor's federal election obliteration in Queensland.

Bob Brown says "greed won" over climate action in the federal election after Labor's poor showing in Queensland, rejecting claims his anti-Adani convoy backfired.

"People went for the money," Mr Brown told AAP on Sunday.

"It just shows that dollars will defeat morality at the ballot box."

Labor failed to make an impact in the state, where a slew of marginal seats with the Liberal National Party's way to swing the election in favour of the Morrison coalition government.

Coalition figures have suggested the former Greens leader's protest against the controversial coal mine, which wound through central Queensland during the campaign, galvanised voters for the LNP.

Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos said the convoy annoyed Queenslanders, while Capricornia Liberal MP Michelle Landry thanked Mr Brown.

"The Bob Brown caravan which went up there to talk about stopping Adani, had locals thinking, 'hang on, you are not going to tell us how to live'," he told the ABC.

Mr Brown noted the swing to the LNP was national, not just across central Queensland.

"It's an easy comment afterwards," he said.

"You can see where the independents and Greens have done very well. That's because climate change has been very important.

"The convoy was a great success and it's part of awakening people to climate change."

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