I am stunned and appalled that after just 25 days in government, the Labor Party has announced a deal with coal billionaires Adani to dredge and expand the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef.
In spite of the ALP campaigning to ‘Save the Reef’, this plan will mean more coal ships, more dredging and more climate change.
Every recent scientific and government report has stated that climate change is the number one threat to the Great Barrier Reef, and yet a Labor premier has the gall to call it an ‘environmentally sustainable’ coal port.
Here in NSW, the Labor Party has been caught out taking donations from coal seam gas company Santos this week, which might explain why the Labor Party won’t ban coal seam gas across all of NSW.
Clearly Labor will say whatever they want while in opposition, but go back on their word when in government. It’s time to break our addiction to coal and gas and rapidly shift to renewable energy. Our children will thank us.
It is time for a strong, coherent and honest voice to speak. That voice is Green.
Christopher Macfarlane, Ocean Shores