Politicians face Adani ‘acid test’
Townsville Enterprise has partnered with the Queensland Resources Council and 20 North Queensland businesses to issue an open letter declaring ‘enough is enough’.
It is addressed to all local Members of Parliament, candidates and regional Mayors, urging them to sign an ‘Acid Test Pledge’ backing the immediate opening of the Galilee Basin, with the first project Adani’s Carmichael Mine.
The pledges will be recorded and published on Friday 26 April 2019.
Townsville Enterprise said the call to action was the result of growing frustration and concern from North Queensland businesses that almost 10 years since the Galilee Basin was put forward to the community, not one single mine had turned sod.
It comes after central Queensland’s Resource Industry Network last week s launched a coal mining advocacy campaign, ‘For the Future of our Region’, with a website (Visit HERE) .
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