The mining industry’s claws right in our politics

I have  just finished reading the latest essay by Anna Krien ‘The Long Goodbye, Coal Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock’.

Horrifying. I had not realised how widespread the coal and mining industry’s influence has spread through ‘our’ political system.

The author describes how it all hangs together and why ‘our’ politicians are so constantly doing too little too late.

It is a shocking story and it is hard to know how to change it. The more we know what is going on, the easier it is to see through the government’s half-hearted offers of change.

But right now it looks as if the Mining Monster is going to directly and indirectly destroy the Great Barrier Reef, while ‘our’ politicians pretend to care and make a big show of throwing a few dollars at the problem.

There is a good chance that on the current course the reef will be dead in 10 years.

Fight the Mining Monster!

Andrew Hall, Ocean Shores

One response to “The mining industry’s claws right in our politics”

  1. Henry Wynter says:

    Two observations on this matter:
    1. Whilesoever our law-makers are supported by “big money” political donations, they will be bought and sold by avaricious vested interests. The most likely solution is to outlaw political donations as in Sweden. Sentimental belief in Market Forces never produces justice and truth.
    2. If global warming and sea level rise is inevitable, I am afraid the Great Barrier Reef is a goner, Adani or no Adani.

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