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
I have loved many of your decisions whilst our Premier …. however backing Adani is not one of them – I understand you have to balance many financially beneficial incomes for our State but Qld, Australia and the world can no longer be involved in Fossil Fuel production as evidenced by the horrific events over the last few months in Australia
Please please reconsider your decision – also Adani’s track record with regard to the environment and being a trustworthy entity is as you know very questionable !
As a resident of Queensland and an active voter I would like my position noted that I am against building the Adani Coal Mine and everything that this organisation stands for. We should be funnelling money into renewable energy and reducing coal and gas plants, not opening new ones. The long term effects of this have catastrophic effects on our Great Barrier Reef and the environment as a whole. This is madness and must be stopped. If Adani also automates their plant as they have indicated what jobs will this create? We need to channel and retrain mine workers for jobs of the future – in renewable energy. The government is meant to reflect the views of the people and this is a disgrace.
I thought politicians were voted into government to work for the betterment of the people and country they were supposed to be governing. Clearly, giving Adani the permission to mine is not for either, so why is it being permitted?
With everything that is going on lately with the climate crisis being a huge topic globally, going ahead with supporting Adani and giving them access to water and building this mile in a ludicrous idea. It doesn’t put the Queensland government in a position where people are going to feel they can trust in it and want to listen.
This is the worst thing that the Australian government could consider doing to this country right now. We need to be proactive with our decisions, this is suicide
wake up . far more jobs in ensuring that the environment is looked after than there is in a completely spurious project like Adani
Time to think of our future for sustainable living, and not short term financial gain. Actually that time was decades ago, but nothing significant has happened, so it’s very very urgent now.
We are sick of the careless destruction of the country, the short term attitude of blinkered politicians who would rather do deals for themselves than think more widely and catch up with the rest of the worl with forward and sustainable thinking.
Why are you allowing this?
We have a crisis upon us and no time to lose. Agreeing to coal mining is committing to perpetuating this crisis and committing to climate suicide
This exceeds the definition of insanity. Are you fully aware and up to date with climate science? Do you have a conscience in regards to your position of power and are you able to properly account for the future impact of your decisions? Can you live with the fact that you as the decision maker are far more culpable than general society for making a grave mistake that furthers us to early extinction. Don’t abuse your power to approve more fossil fuelled ventures for the economy or the linings of anyone’s pockets. This is madness. It’s not just a piece of paper it’s real air, real coal, real soil, death is real, the earth warming is real. Don’t do it.