LABOR BRANCHES’ GREEN POLICY PUSH
This conference considers that the proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin should not be supported by the Queensland or Federal governments because: 1. Exploitation of coal deposits … will contribute to global warming. 2. Any new jobs created … will be far outweighed by the jobs lost in the That this conference calls upon the Palaszczuk Labor Government as follows:
That the Government be asked to reconsider its commitments to and fast- tracking of the Adani Carmichael Project.
That no financial governmental support of any kind be handed to the This conference does not support the Queensland Government decision to declare Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal project as critical infrastructure.
The Government’s decision overturns due process and gives the Coordinator General power to make decisions around the project. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is fighting an ideological war with her own party members over the mine, which promises to herald a new era of prosperity for regional Queensland and, most importantly, Townsville. Queensland tourism industry. 3. The Adani mined coal will be destined for a rapidly shrinking external market in coal. 4. Taxpayer support for uninvestable new coal projects … is not only a bad idea but diverts public funds from other urgently needed infrastructure projects. developers of the Adani mine.
That the Government embrace the economic reality of a global decline in the use of fossil fuels in the postindustrial 21st century and create sustainable employment for the future and for regional Queensland in the agricultural, tourism and renewable energy industries.
The recent coral bleaching was a consequence of climate change and was a warning signal that needs to be heeded.
The burning of coal is the greatest contributor to climate change.
The mine does not meet the Government’s definition of critical infrastructure.
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