Congratulations to reef protectors
AFTER a huge week of events across the country including the major cities, awareness of the crucial roles that our banks are able to play in the decision to protect or destroy the Great Barrier Reef is growing rapidly.
Currently Adani is trying to demonstrate the viability of opening yet another coal mine in Queensland, while economists are reporting that the fossil fuel industry is in rapid decline.
Another coal mine will only threaten the water for farmers and families, the land for agriculture, our air we breathe, and ultimately our health, and the Australian economy.
Adani propose to use 100% fly in fly out workers (their words not mine).
They are going to employ 1,464 people in the mine.
The port expansion will only provide about 160 jobs for less than four months (figures from the Federal Government press release).
Adani then want to carry this coal through our beautiful reef – putting the reef at risk and directly threatening our jobs and our economy.
No reef means 60,000+ more people looking for work.
Congratulations to the reef protectors who have only left some paper, flour and water in their wake as they raise awareness on the Commbanks’ crucial role.
What a creative and energetic group of people caring for our environment.
If the paper worried you, I would encourage you to pick up some of the plastic and cigarette butts that litter our foreshore despite council efforts. Kirsten Grace Brandy Creek