As bushfires rage across the country, the Queensland government is considering a secret deal with Adani that could mean the coal corporation pockets hundreds of millions of dollars of public money for its climate-wrecking mine.
Analysis by The Australia Institute shows Adani’s special coal royalty deal could be worth between $250 and $700 million dollars. The Palaszczuk Government has refused to reveal the terms of this shady arrangement, claiming it’s too confidential for us to know about.
Our elected representatives have a responsibility to create a future where our communities, reef and wildlife thrive, not prop up dirty coal.
Add your name to this open letter to send the Premier a clear message — no dirty royalty deal for Adani:
During the last Queensland election you promised there would be no public money for Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine.
If Adani’s mine goes ahead it would unleash billions of tonnes of pollution, at a time when we must rapidly phase out coal and take urgent action on the climate crisis.
We ask you to keep your election promise and not cut a special royalty deal with Adani.”
Photo: #ClimateStrike on 3 May 2019. Credit: School Strike
Public tax payers money should NOT be spent on this ecological disaster of a mine. YOU promised it wouldn’t. So live up to your promises.
This climate wrecking mine shouldn’t be going ahead at all!
I have 2 little boys and I can’t help but feel that you and all of those in the power of governement are selling offf their futures…
The cost, short and long term, to QLD for this stupidity is enormous. Do not bail out an overseas environmental vandal.
Please listen to the people of Australia we don’t want the Adani Mine , no tax payers money should be givers in any form to Adani
Do not go down in history as the disgusting low-life MP who allowed this monstrosity in the form of the Adani Coalmine to happen. There is enough environmental damage happening already – do NOT add to it. If you represent the people of Queensland you will not do this.
Don’t support coal mining. Invest in renewable instead.
Stop selling off and giving away our country… So much greed and corruption that must stop. We need to put our efforts into industries that will protect our natural assets not destroy them. When is enough enough? when the last tree is left standing, when the last river has dried up? Wake up.. It’s not all about you and lining the greedy pockets of corporations who pay no tax… So angry………
Please protect our children’s future! No new coal!
A deal with Adani is a deal with the devil.
Even though I am not a Queenslander, the water used by this mine will not be lost to Queensland alone, the terrible consequences will be felt downstream also.
Jobs are really important. Please diligently and honestly consider the returns of investing in and supporting jobs in renewables instead of giving public money to a convcted envronmental and business criminal
Do not use taxpayer dollars to destroy this country for a nice bribe from Mr Adani. My elderly father has not had water for 6 months, can’t wash or flush his toilet so why are you giving water away to criminals? People need water to survive but you would rather watch my father slowly die from lack of it so you can get your bribe from another murderer. You are a disgrace.
Co2 emitters should have a pollution tax added on to royalties at the original source, in this case the coal mine.