Well done

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

"WELL done to Adani CEO Capt' San­deep’s team for their thor­ough Ab­bot Point pre­sen­ta­tion last Wed­nes­day.

This fol­lowed the scurrilous one sided 4 Cor­ners pro­gram on the Mon­day by an in­creas­ingly mis­guided "wa­ter melon ABC" (green on the out­side red in the mid­dle), dis­play­ing the ease with which the gen­eral public has been se­duced on this mi­nus­cule BAP dredg­ing project.

The de­ceit­ful use of the GBR as a Tro­jan horse to stop coal ex­ports for a du­plic­i­tous global warm­ing agenda by Getup, Green­peace, WWF and other so called "ma­rine con­ser­va­tion" groups has been alarm­ing.

I re­main gob smacked how mil­lions of dol­lars of do­na­tions has flowed so freely by an un­sus­pect­ing public from all over the world.

So it was sat­is­fy­ing to see Michael Brown's Queens Beach Ho­tel team host an in­for­ma­tive Adani forum at­tended by both state par­lia­men­tar­i­ans (Costi­gan and Menk­ins) and 200-300 peo­ple. While some me­dia only re­ported Green views (who were not drowned out), all were al­lowed to speak in­clud­ing Air­lie Beach reps on "wa­ter qual­ity" is­sues and a farmer with "com­pul­sory ac­qui­si­tion" con­cerns. I and oth­ers were im­pressed by the dig­ni­fied/pa­tient an­swers, of San­deep and his team.

Sadly few me­dia re­ported the real ben­e­fits to In­dia es­poused by the Adani team.

Adani aims to dou­ble it’s elec­tric­ity pro­vi­sion in In­dia (10GW to 20GW), to help lift 40 per cent of In­dia that doesn’t en­joy reg­u­lar sup­ply out of a ma­jor life cy­cle poverty fac­tor, abat­ing high in­fant mor­tal­ity rates from burn­ing cow dung/kerosene al­ter­na­tives. San­deep’s team are up against it though, as a very self­ish and effective Oz greeny mi­nor­ity en­joy­ing 12,000kwh per per­son to power their homes, lap­tops/in­ter­net cam­paigns, seek to deny 1billion In­di­ans suf­fer­ing 1/15th or 800kwh p.p. per­ma­nently shack­led to a low stan­dard of liv­ing and health. This doesn't grab me­dia head­lines in Oz though. Rather Green's use of a de­ceit­fully in­cor­rect GBR threat does.

Keep on keep­ing on Capt San­deep, Ge­orge Chris­ten­son, Reef CSI’s Dr Brett Ket­tle/Dr Ali­son Jones and “Bowen sup­ports BAP ex­pan­sion”, as the real truth must in­evitably shine through".

John Barnes BOWEN

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