Just a couple of months ago, ACF’s groundbreaking Dirty Deeds report revealed the secret dealings of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) and their ties to the mining industry.
Now, a Senate Inquiry has launched an investigation into NAIF.
The NAIF is a $5 billion fund established by the Federal Government in 2016 to provide financial assistance to infrastructure projects in northern Australia. Adani has requested $1 billion of public money from the NAIF to build a rail line that would cart coal all the way from the Galilee Basin to the Great Barrier Reef coast.
We have to stop this dodgy deal once and for all.
The NAIF Board has a responsibility to make transparent decisions that support communities and don’t wreck our air, water and wildlife, not decisions that support their vested interests.
Submissions close Friday 28 July at 5pm. The Inquiry will be held in mid-August and public hearings are likely to be scheduled later that month.
Let’s make sure the politicians investigating NAIF know we won’t stand for a shady organisation gambling with our public money!
Will you make a quick submission now? If the inquiry hears from thousands of Australians, we have a chance to kill this $1 billion slush fund once and for all.
Every unique public submission to the Inquiry helps to turn up the heat on NAIF and ramps up the pressure on our politicians to rule out public funding for Adani and invest in renewable energy instead.
There are no requirements on the style or content of submissions – they can be as long or as short as you’d like.
The most important things to remember are to write persuasively and in your own words. Check out our suggested talking points in the email tips above the subject line in your submission.
If you want to make your submission even more effective, you can find the government’s guidelines on writing submissions here. And read the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference here.