Premier Palaszczuk, special treatment for Adani must end

Premier Palaszczuk, it's time to stop making special rules to suit Adani.

In October, Minister Lynham declared Adani’s Carmichael Combined Project “critical infrastructure” and a “prescribed project” - giving Queensland's Coordinator-General an extraordinary array of powers to fast-track water assessments and potentially, with ministerial consent, strip away review and appeal rights (read more).

Now, your government has amended its own groundwater protection laws to exempt Adani from normal public notification and third party merits appeals on associated water licences (read more).

Queensland farmers, traditional owners and other landholders, our ancient springs and precious ecosystems, all dependent on our groundwater, are relying on you to properly assess the groundwater and all other potential impacts of this massive coal mine.

Premier, it's time to stop giving Adani special treatment, and stand up for Queensland. 

Premier Palaszczuk, we urge you to

1. Commit to ensuring the massive Carmichael coal mine and rail project, and associated infrastructure, is subject to full and proper impact assessment.

2. Revoke both the “prescribed project” and “critical infrastructure” declarations for the Adani Combined Project - to prevent the Coordinator-General from utilising his powers to interfere with and take over the Project’s assessment and to remove powers of public and Court scrutiny.

3. Revoke the amendments recently passed which exempt Adani from being subject to proper public notification and Court scrutiny of their potential groundwater impacts.

 

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  • signed 2017-06-08 03:08:37 +1000
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  • signed 2017-02-05 14:34:12 +1000
    I cannot believe that your Government which apparently recognises the dangers of global warming , only too evident this summer, is continuing to facilitate this atrocious mega mine. I am appalled, not just for myself, but for my grandchildren and all of their generation. Mining provides only 2% of jobs and that is falling with automation, and fossil fuels are propped up by major government subsidies. Whatever royalties they would pay it is not worth the enormous costs to us all. This coal mine adds to global warming, destroys good farming land, uses scarce water reserves, invades Indigenous lands, destroys habitat of threatened species and will leave an enormous hole that future taxpayers will have to try to rehabilitate despite your chain of responsibility legislation. What you are doing is immoral. I cannot understand why your Labor Government is on this path of destruction and I ask that you urgently reconsider and rescind all the actions taken to assist Adani and do not make it any easier for them.
  • signed via 2017-01-25 17:19:13 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-25 13:46:08 +1000
    Sign & share @EDO_Qld's petition: Premier Palaszczuk, no special treatment for #Adani on #Carmichael. Stand up for #Qld!
  • signed 2017-01-25 13:44:35 +1000
    If the government cannot enforce or endure transparency in its processes then the people will loose faith in the system and certainly in the political party making these decisions. At the next election they will vote with their feet for an alternative.
  • signed 2017-01-20 19:54:40 +1000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 20:39:42 +1000
    Sign & share @EDO_Qld's petition: Premier Palaszczuk, no special treatment for #Adani on #Carmichael. Stand up for #Qld!
  • signed 2017-01-08 20:39:11 +1000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 10:31:20 +1000
    Sign & share @EDO_Qld's petition: Premier Palaszczuk, no special treatment for #Adani on #Carmichael. Stand up for #Qld!
  • signed via 2017-01-08 10:30:45 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 08:14:42 +1000
    Sign & share @EDO_Qld's petition: Premier Palaszczuk, no special treatment for #Adani on #Carmichael. Stand up for #Qld!
  • signed 2017-01-08 08:13:00 +1000
    How can Australia boast working toward a greener future whilst also creating the biggest coal mine in the world? One world. One atmosphere. We owe it to the world to at least review and scrutinise this plan properly.
  • signed 2017-01-07 20:57:31 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-07 19:33:08 +1000
    Sign & share @EDO_Qld's petition: Premier Palaszczuk, no special treatment for #Adani on #Carmichael. Stand up for #Qld!

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