April 21, 2013: Greens candidate for Dawson Jonathon Dykyj today said the backflip by George Christensen to dump millions of tonnes of toxic coal port dredge spoil in World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is highly irresponsible.
"The Greens have consistently said that dredge spoil dumped on land or at sea is harmful.
The Queensland Greens have expressed shock that the Attorney-General would seek to defend Queensland’s internationally unlawful practice of locking up children in adult prisons with the outrageous claim that rape does not occur in Queensland’s prisons.
The major parties must act in the best interests of Queensland’s future and move to support the Gonski reforms to school funding at today’s Council of Australian Governments meeting, putting aside the LNP’s discredited performance pay alternative.
Action by the Queensland Greens has encouraged Logan Council to start urgent improvements to serious flooding problems that risked the health of locals.
Recent flooding exposed the weak sewage infrastructure with a ‘geyser’ spewing raw sewage near Paradise Road, next to IKEA and in the nearby Slacks Creek wetlands.