I STRONGLY support the proposed changes to the electoral boundaries submitted to the Change Commission by the council’s CEO, Scott Waters.
At last it offers fair and responsible divisional boundaries to all the ratepayers within the Whitsunday Regional Council area.
Shane Smith, Airlie Beach
Federal Government’s $5 billion northern development fund (tacked onto the national debt) could fund Adani’s Galilee basin development and Abbot Point expansion, despite the promised 28,000 jobs becoming only 1464 under cross-examination in the land court.
The LNP blocked a parliamentary inquiry into Adani’s corporate integrity despite an Indian State Ombudsman’s report detailing bribery, corruption, large-scale resource theft and environmental breaches in India.
They chose instead an inquiry aimed at further de-funding environment groups.
They have ignored this massive project’s total cumulative impacts by dividing it into smaller individual projects for the purpose of environmental approvals.
They pretend global warming doesn’t exist or isn’t our problem because the coal burns elsewhere.
They ignore global impacts like air pollution, acid rain, and acidification of the ocean.
They fail to consider coal dust contamination, and a massive increase in shipping through the reef, risking introduced species in ballast water, collisions and groundings.
A perception of careful environmental management has been created by imposing environmental conditions, but de-funding of the environment department means too few staff and resources are available to properly assess proposals or monitor environmental damage of projects, as happened in Gladstone.
It seems to me politicians represent political donors first, regardless of their ethics and character.
Integrity and due diligence come a distant second.
Eric Oliver, Brandy Creek