Sunlight illuminates the coral at the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia © Troy Mayne

Sunlight illuminating coral, Great Barrier Reef © Troy Mayne

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Protect our Great Barrier Reef: fast-tracking industrialisation is not ok.

Plans to fast-track industrialisation approvals along the Reef coast are making a comeback – we need to act quickly to stop this before it starts.


The Queensland government has just declared it will fast-track the massive Carmichael mine, and its associated rail line and dam under ‘critical’ infrastructure laws.

 

This is a shocking plan. The world’s best Reef deserves the world’s best protection - fast-tracking approvals along the coast puts the health of the Reef and its $6 billion tourism industry at serious risk.

 

At the World Heritage meeting last year, the Queensland government promised Australians and UNESCO that it would take urgent action to protect our Reef.

 

Fast tracking Adani’s mega coal mine is out of step with that promise.

To Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk: Immediately revoke special permission to ‘fast track’ approvals for the Carmichael coal mine project. The risk to our Reef is just too great.

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