ADANI JOBS TO LET SONS ‘ BRING HOME BACON’
GARY Prior loves fishing, loves the Reef and loves having a job. The 49- year-y old solar farm worker r supports Adani’s Carmichael mine and is “old school” in the sense that he believes a man has to work in order to “bring home the bacon”. He wants his sons and daughters to have jobs, to one day have children themselves and for the fathers to be able to “bring home the bacon”. Yesterday at Bowen’s Queens Beach with three of his sons, George, 19, Gideon, 9, and Ely, 6, he talked about the future and what he wanted them to achieve. “We need the Carmichael mine and we need the coal to go out Abbot Point. There will be jobs for young indigenous people and for everyone. All the young men and women leaving school, not just in Bowen but around Queensland, can hope to have a job,” he said. George is a second- year trainee plant operator with a civil construction firm. He enjoys the work and hopes it will provide him with a career path. “There will be a lot of opportunities for local firms and that will be good for George and other young men like him,” Mr Prior said.
Mr Prior said protesters only wanted to believe their side of the story and were giving the impression that the proposed Carmichael mine was on the coast when it is in the Galilee Basin, , 325km m southwest of Bowen and 350km due east of the coast at Carmila, south of Mackay.
Mr Prior said he loved the Reef and was a keen outdoorsman and fisherman.
He said he had no doubts the Reef and its waters would be protected as the Carmichael mine goes ahead.