Shame on you

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

I CAN­NOT see how the mayor jus­ti­fied an ex­pen­di­ture of $10,000 on such a brief trip to In­dia when the visit, in spite of other rea­sons be­ing given, was pri­mar­ily aimed at en­sur­ing Adani goes ahead with Aus­tralia’s largest coal mine and the world’s largest coal ter­mi­nal 19 kms from the Great Bar­rier Reef.

And this at a time when ini­tial bleach­ing re­ports are al­ready com­ing in on our doorstep with some of the hottest ocean tem­per­a­tures we’ve ex­pe­ri­enced.

It’s time politi­cians were held ac­count­able for de­stroy­ing the world’s largest liv­ing or­gan­ism.

All this for around 1000 jobs – and a com­pany that re­fuses to com­mit to a fig­ure.

A com­pany who con­tin­u­ally prom­ises jobs for lo­cals and does not de­liver.

It’s time the other story about the Adani com­pany gets an air­ing in the me­dia.

There are 69,000 tourism jobs at risk com­pared to a hand­ful to be in­volved in a mine pol­lut­ing 60 mil­lion tonnes a year for 60 years into an al­ready heav­ily pol­luted at­mos­phere.

Shame on you.

— Lind­say Simp­son

Air­lie Beach

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