Newsletter date: 6 August 2015
* News Analysis: Michael West, Sydney Morning Herald: Adani shown the door by traditional owners
* Compilation: ACF - Australian Conservation Foundation: The Galilee Basin - The tiny finch and the mega mine
* News Analysis: Paul Sinclair, ACF - Australian Conservation Foundation: The tiny finch and the mega mine
* Action: ACF - Australian Conservation Foundation: Tell Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt NOT to re-approve Adani's Carmichael Coal Mine
* WGAR Background: Wangan & Jagalingou Traditional Owners reject Adani's coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin
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- News Analysis
Sydney Morning Herald: Adani shown the door by traditional owners
Workers Bush Telegraph: http://workersbushtelegraph.com.au/2015/07/29/adani-shown-the-door-by-tr...
4 Jul 15: "Adani’s Carmichael project has Treasury officials perplexed, traditional owners incensed, environmentalists upset and yet Queensland Labor remains a cheerleader. ... The Wangan and Jagalingou people gathered two weeks ago at a convention centre in Carseldine north of Brisbane. They were there to vote on a proposal to make sure those responsible for their native title claim were truly representative of the Wangan and Jagalingou people. These are the traditional owners of the land in the Galilee Basin, precisely where Indian company Adani aims to build Australia’s biggest coal mine, the controversial $16 billion Carmichael project. ... " By Michael West, comments on companies, markets and the economy. He is a former SMH business editor.
ACF - Australian Conservation Foundation: The Galilee Basin - The tiny finch and the mega mine
3 Aug 15: "The BASIN: Queensland’s Galilee Basin breathes life to eastern Australia. It straddles the Great Dividing Range with its catchments feeding inland to Lake Eyre and its deep springs flowing all the way out to the Great Barrier Reef. In the Basin’s grassy, open woodlands, a 400-strong flock of the endangered Southern Black-Throated Finch holds tight to one of its last remaining strongholds. Etched in its rocks and deep in its veins, is the ancient living culture of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners. Right now Indian mining giant Adani is itching to build one of the world’s largest coal mines in the Basin. But the federal court has just revoked approval of the mine because the government didn’t do its homework. ... "
- News Analysis
ACF - Australian Conservation Foundation: The tiny finch and the mega mine
5 Aug 15: " ... Etched in its rocks and deep in its veins, is the ancient living culture of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners. With this knowledge, to allow a giant coal mine in the Basin in the age of clean energy is nothing short of wilful neglect. ...
Here are 6 reasons Minister Hunt must revoke approval of the Carmichael Coal Mine:
1. The mine is estimated to contribute 130 million tonnes of carbon pollution each year to global warming, four times New Zealand's annual climate pollution. ...
5. It does not have the consent of Traditional Owners, the Wangan and Jagalingou people. ... " Paul Sinclair, Director of campaigns, Australian Conservation Foundation
ACF - Australian Conservation Foundation: Tell Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt NOT to re-approve Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine
"BREAKING NEWS: The federal court has overturned approval of Adani's giant Carmichael Coal Mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin because the government didn't do their homework. If the mine goes ahead its impact on the environment will be colossal. At the very least the government should have its paperwork in order. This is an opportunity to tell the Minister to reconsider all the facts and reject the proposal for the Carmichael Coal Mine. Will you write a quick letter to Greg Hunt and tell him to review the facts and reject the Carmichael Coal Mine? ... "
WGAR Background: Wangan & Jagalingou Traditional Owners reject Adani's coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin
(last updated: 1 June 2015)
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