Why should you pay a dime for Clive Palmer's Qld Nickel?

UPDATE 18/03/2016: EDO Qld applauds introduction of Environment Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill! 

Dear Friends,

Clive Palmer's Qld Nickel refinery is located 25km north-west of Townsville.  It’s crucial this industrial site is carefully managed now, and ultimately decommissioned and rehabilitated, so as to protect our precious Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

The latest alarming news (January 2016) is that Qld Nickel is in voluntary administration. 237 workers have lost their jobs. Voluntary administration has also raised the spectre that in the future Queensland Nickel might run out of money to manage and rehabilitate the site including the huge tailings dam.

And know what? No financial assurance from Queensland Nickel at all was required by the Qld Government to secure the clean-up if Queensland Nickel ever went into liquidation.

Outrageously, Queenslanders are currently left with the costs of cleaning up 15,000 abandoned mine sites where the companies (not Queensland Nickel) went broke. If Queensland Nickel ever went into liquidation, would you want the public purse to be asked to stretch even further, to pay for clean-up or environmental management of the Queensland Nickel site??

We say the State government needs to make every effort to ensure Queensland Nickel, or owner Clive Palmer, bear the cost of managing and rehabilitating the site to protect our precious Great Barrier Reef.

If, like me, you are feeling outraged at the lack of financial assurances from Queensland Nickel, please sign this petition.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Bragg, CEO and Solicitor, EDO Qld

484 SIGNATURES
1,500 signatures

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk & Great Barrier Reef Minister Steven Miles, we urge you to:

  • ensure Queensland Nickel, or owner Clive Palmer, bears the cost of managing and ultimately decommissioning and rehabilitating the Queensland Nickel refinery site to protect the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area; and
  • revise Queensland laws and policies on financial assurances or bonds, to ensure that all major projects (not just mines) are required to have ample financial assurances or bonds, to protect our environment and to safeguard the public purse.

Will you sign?

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    I have seen the problem of mining companies leaving mine sites as useless moonscapes all over Australia, the poor attempts at re-habilitation by any of these mine companies even when they are still solvent is an insult to normal intelligence. As a lifelong farmer I weep for our future generations.
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    Palmer needs to lose all his personal assets to pay for this mess! This is not something taxpayers should cover. Put our money to real use and STOP supporting the rich!!!!!!
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    Sign the petition: Why should you pay a dime for Clive Palmer's Qld Nickel? How comes that the profit is taken by companies but the clean up needs to be paid for by the people - who didn't benefit from the companies profit at all?
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    How comes that the profit is taken by companies but the clean up needs to be paid for by the people – who didn’t benefit from the companies profit at all?
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    The disposal and waste from any bussiness is a loss on any project and is accounted for in the budget; it should iinclude long term waste damages and be factored into the sales price……..John Pittard
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    How many more mines that “go bust” will Queenslanders have to pay for the clean up bill, not to mention the gross negative effects on the natural environment. Introduce legislation preventing this, for goodness sake!
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