De­struc­tive plan?

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NOTE to all those ov­er­en­thu­si­as­tic in­ter­state, in­trastate and over­seas sup­ported do-good­ers and en­vi­ron­men­tal ‘ex­perts’ who project their un­wanted opin­ions on pol­icy mak­ers of Queens­land’s present and fu­ture coal in­dus­try,

No thanks, stay at home, zip your mouths and learn to mind your own busi­ness.

Is this part of a de­struc­tive plan against our coal in­dus­try so that sim­i­lar ones may flour­ish in other coun­tries?

Many of these vo­cif­er­ous peo­ple have never lived in ei­ther Queens­land or near the Reef, re­ly­ing mainly on me­dia and sus­pi­ciously fresh green sources for in­for­ma­tion; nor have ever ex­pressed in­ter­est in lo­cal job op­por­tu­ni­ties

As­ton­ish­ingly the Reef is al­ready re-gen­er­at­ing since Cy­clone Deb­bie’s on­slaught, much to the shocked sur­prise and dis­may of the afore­said ‘ex­perts’ who have been quot­ing at least three years de­lay of re­fur­bish­ment to prop up their spiel.

Per­haps Deb­bie gave a ju­di­cious prun­ing to the area, re­mov­ing fail­ing sec­tions and en­cour­ag­ing new re­growth.

No one wants to see nat­u­ral won­ders de­cline but there has to be a bal­ance, be­tween of­fend­ing us­age, us­ing sti­fling mea­sures against heavy in­dus­try and that of a rea­son­able level of agree­ment and over­all care with­out the bit­ter in­fight­ing as Queens­land doesn’t need all this loud mouthed free anti ad­vice. — Pa­tri­cia Rus­sell, Mackay

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