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The Greens will not stop “until this mine is stopped’

The Plan to Stop Adani    ‘Invest in renewables, not fossil fuels.

‘Adani intends to build the largest coal mine in Australia. ‘The Greens will not stop until this mine is stopped’

Newsletter of 11 December 2017,

This Newsletter:!topic/wgar-news/eLZwzcOUwM4

Quick Facts  ‘The Queensland Greens will:

    Veto the $1bn NAIF loan
    Scrap the $300m tax break from the Qld government
    Cancel Adani’s licence to operate in Qld
    Cancel Adani’s unlimited groundwater licence
    and more!’

‘The Adani Coal Mine threatens the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, 
will drain the Great Artesian Basin 
and clear 28,000 soccer fields of land.

‘The Greens are the only party running in the Queensland election fighting to stop Adani.  
‘Global warming kills people. 
Labor’s Adani mine will trash the Reef and wreck our future 
and it will supercharge droughts, bushfires and extreme weather.  

‘The killer Adani coal mine would pump 7.7 billion tonnes of carbon pollution over its life, 
which is almost ten times Australia’s current annual pollution. 
One Nation, Labor the LNP support this deadly mine.

‘Queensland Labor has just tried to veto giving Adani a $1 billion taxpayer funded loan. 
But not because Queenslanders have been asking Palaszczuk to for nearly a year …

‘Now the LNP says it won’t support the veto. 
‘The Greens are the only party that will stop the loan.  

‘Queensland Labor is still giving Adani a royalty tax break worth between $370 million to $700 million.

‘The Adani group has a shocking overseas track record of environmental destruction. 
‘Several Adani companies are under investigation for money laundering, tax evasion, corruption and fraud. 
Many Adani companies are registered in the Cayman Islands tax haven.

‘The Greens stand alongside thousands of other everyday Queenslanders 
who are fighting to Stop Adani and kick big corporations out of politics.  

How we can Stop Adani

The Greens would stop Adani. The Queensland government could do any of the following immediately:

    ‘Veto the $1bn loan from the federal government under the federal Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2015.  

    Scrap the $300m tax break from the Queensland government

    Back the Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owners in their fight against Adani to defend their land rights

    Cancel Adani’s licence to operate in Queensland on the basis of its shocking environmental and track record overseas and allegations of fraud, money laundering and corruption.

    Cancel Adani’s unlimited groundwater licence

    Simply legislate to stop the mine’

‘There is no “fine” or compensation payable if the Queensland government takes any of the above steps.  
The above steps are completely consistent with the State government’s executive or legislative powers, 
and there is no “contract” which prevents the State from taking these steps.’


December 12, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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