There have been deals done behind closed doors, trips taken in Adani’s private jet, lavish receptions and gifts given by Adani in order to buy the Queensland and Federal Governments.
The CSRIO has been bullied to acquiesce to the company’s inadequate and scant environmental plans. It categorically refused to guarantee the plans' integrity or safety.
Anyone who has been to India knows that the environment comes last in this company’s business plans. Compensation and regeneration and environmental protection are unheard of.
So lets call it for what it is: The Queensland Government, in particular Annastacia Palaszczuk, and the Federal Government have ensured the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef and the sacred lands belonging to the Wangan and Jagalingou people who are the Traditional Owners of the land in Queensland’s Galilee Basin And have rejected the plan.
They have betrayed the reef in exchange for a handful of silver.
They have betrayed traditional owners who understand the land better anyone.
As the next few years pass and we watch the reef die, what will we tell our children?
That we didn’t care enough to save it?
What kind of country have we become?