A letter to the Qld Premier re Adani royalties for you to use

Please feel free to use this letter as a basis for your letter to the Premier re Adani royalties. A letter sent through the mail is more useful than an email. A handwritten letter is even more useful!

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

Premier of Queensland

PO Box 15185

City East Queensland 4002

 

Monday 23rd May 2017

 

Dear Premier,

 

I am writing to you to express my concern over the Adani Project (comprising the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project, the North Galilee Basin Rail Project and the North Galilee Water Scheme Project).

 

I am particularly dismayed at the possibility that the Queensland State Government is considering giving Adani a deferment/and or a discount on the payment of royalties. I strongly oppose the use of public funds to support this or any other coal mining project.

 

Such projects should stand alone, make economic sense and not require any support from public funds.

 

I understand the need to encourage projects that create employment. However, in this case the impact on tourism, water resources, the Great Barrier Reef and the loss of important habitat do not appear to have been taken into account. In addition, the better use of public funds to support alternative infrastructure and renewable energy projects in the region does not appear to have been fully considered.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Dr Stephen Prowse

Chair Protect the Bush Alliance

9 Juniper Cls

Chapel Hill

QLD 4069

stephenjprowse@gmail.com

0419371134

 

Copies:

Hon Jacklyn (Jackie) Trad

Deputy Premier

PO Box 15009

CITY EAST QLD 4002

 

The Hon Dr Anthony Lynham

Minister for State Development

PO Box 15216

CITY EAST QLD 4002

 

The Hon Dr Steven Miles

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection

GPO Box 2454

BRISBANE QLD 4001

 

The Hon Mark Bailey

Minister for Energy and Water Supply

GPO Box 2644

BRISBANE QLD 4001

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