The Queensland Greens state that plans to dump millions of litres of nickel tailings from the Yabulu Nickel Refinery in Great Barrier Reef waters is unacceptable.
Owner Clive Palmer is claiming the jobs of 1,000 of his employees should take precedence over the health of the reef.
The Queensland Greens state that Campbell Newman's comments this afternoon on the Galilee Basin and on the reef are a breach of election promises as well as seeking to wind back the political clock to a previous era.
Mining billionaire Clive Palmer was this afternoon declared the inaugural Queensland FossilFool for 2012.
A small group of Queensland Greens enjoying post-election drinks in a Brisbane hotel this afternoon announced that they had reached consensus that no one was more deserving of the accolade than Mr Palmer.
This afternoon’s decision by the Land Court to recommend the approval of the 30 mega tonne per annum coal mine in Wandoan is more bad news for the world heritage Great Barrier Reef and the 67,000 Australians who depend on the Reef for their livelihood.
The Queensland Greens today criticised mining billionaire Clive Palmers latest comments as proof of his contempt for democracy.
The fate of Queensland’s Bimblebox Nature Refuge lies with how much power Clive Palmer will have over a Queensland LNP Government, as the mining billionaire banks on being allowed to turn the part taxpayer-funded Refuge into a 40 million tonne coal mine.
The mining boom driven by billionaire magnates like Clive Palmer is weakening the economy and damaging regional communities and the environment, but the old parties don’t want to know as they are likely to block a Greens motion deferred to tomorrow to assess the real costs of the mining boom to Queensland.