The proposed Adani mine has been wading through a green swamp of political obstacles for nine long years. Other coal optimists have struggled to develop coal in the Galilee Basin for over 40 years. Federal Labor, State Labor and the Greens have taken turns to man the anti-coal barricades.


In these bad new days, before anyone can open a mine they need multiple approvals, each one providing opportunities for do-nothing activists to raise new hurdles at every hearing.

The whole process of judicial judgements and reviews, enquiries, objections, hearings and re-hearings has been a gold mine for lawyers and barristers and a bottomless pit into which mine optimists throw money.


Nine years ago, Labor Premier Anna Bligh declared Adani “a significant project for Queensland”.


The Queensland Co-ordinator General gave Adani approval to proceed in 2014.


The Federal Government also gave its approval to proceed in 2014 but that approval was set aside because of complaints by the Mackay Conservation Council, the Australian Conservation Foundation and others that the yakka skink, the ornamental snake, koalas, the waxy cabbage palm and the black throated finch would be disturbed. And of course the Great Barrier Reef, the coastal seagrass and inland ground water would be threatened.


The ACF and the Greens have also cowed most Australian banks into denying finance to the Carmichael Project. Native title rights have been asserted by two groups, and Greenpeace and the Climate Council have run scare campaigns on Greenhouse gas emissions should Adani go ahead. Naturally the ABC gives all Adani opponents good air time.


Just 5 months ago the anti-Adani Deputy Premier of Queensland, Jacki Trad, said she did not believe the Adani project would ever get off the ground.


But immediately after the recent Federal election landslide which left the ALP holding zero federal seats north of Brisbane, and winning only one of the six Queensland senate vacancies, Queensland Premier Palaszczuk flew north to Mackay and demanded that her departments produce firm timeline for Adani decisions “by Friday” (today).


What a difference a day makes.

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X22Report: Published on May 24, 2019.

“Boom, The Hammer Just Fell, Justice Is On It’s Way- Episode 1876b”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCl2IC_sP0Y

This report gets especially interesting around the 30 minute mark where it deals with Julian Assange and UK/Australian involvement with the Deep State.

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Surprised anyone?

Medevac applications surge after election
Forty refugees and asylum-seekers have been medically transferred to the Australian mainland from Manus Island and Nauru since the passage of Labor-ba…
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“HONOR” KILLING? Ok, this is going to “blow” your mind. A western Sydney man (Muslim) has been charged with shooting his nephew dead after he found out that he had been fucking the man’s wife who is his Aunty. The man said he killed his nephew to maintain his honor. After bringing his nephew out to Australia to Fuck/Marry his daughter who is the dead man’s first cousin. How honorable is th… Read more Man killed ‘after Sydney affair with aunt’ – 9News A man fatally shot seven times in western Sydney in 2015 was having an affair with his… Read more »

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Thanks for the heads up TPR. A few home truths were told at the House Subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, when democratic people came up with some exaggerated figures that were torn apart..———- The “extinction crisis” claim met with scepticism from Rep. Tom McClintock, California Republican,He challenged the report’s claim of an estimated 8 million animal and planet species, including insects, noting that the International Union for Conservation of Nature has catalogued only 1.8 million. About 800 are known to have gone extinct since 1500. “You cannot call yourself a scientist if you pretend that there are 6.2 million species that… Read more »

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INSECURITY. Fellow PPer Blythe, in a previous post, makes a very important point .. that the nightmarish scenarios constantly coming from the greens have to be affecting our young. If I were young they would be affecting me. The young do not know the greens are adults picnicking in a world of fantasy .. they look to them with trust. How can young people feel secure when they are told the world is about to collapse because bad, bad adults are doing bad, bad things affecting the climate? Of course man cannot change the climate, it is preposterous to imagine… Read more »

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DoS, young Boris is a great guy…he was a fab Mayor of London, and I’ve always wanted to see him as PM of Ol’ Blighty. Hurrah !!! England for the English !! (or any NYC-born who loves England as much as we do !!) Go Boris !!!

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Adani engaged in broad-ranging bribery to conceal the illegal export of 7.7 million tonnes of iron ore. In 2011, the Ombudsman of the Indian state of Karnataka investigated the corruption, and discovered a staggering scale of bribery. Adani had bribed: the police, local politicians, customs officials, the State Pollution Control Board, the Port Department, the Weight and Measurement Department, in return for facilitating and hiding their illegal exports. Also, Adani routinely accepted iron ore from traders who were not permitted to supply the ore. The Ombudsman concluded that this scam, in which Adani was a major player, resulted in the… Read more »

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What year did year mining start in Australia? Mining prior to the arrival of the Europeans cannot be defined by a date. For thousands of years, the Aborigines had already been mining ochre (used in art and for ceremonial purposes) and stone. They established quarries and transportation routes for trading between tribes. In regards to European settlement, mining started following the discovery of coal in the Newcastle area. Originally discovered by excaped convict William Bryant in 1791, it was not reported until an English officer found a coal seam, in 1797, whilst searching for escaped convicts. Coal was mined and… Read more »

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When did coal mining start? Coal mining began in Pre-History of the Human Race. Some of the oldest cave paintings in the world are drawn by coal. Hunter Gatherers would often identify coal at the land surface level, following by digging deeper if necessary. Populations rapidly found use for coal. Portable Fire, creation of tools, hunting instruments, and food preparation tools among thousands of other uses evolving uses as the Human Race evolved. It is common for Indigenous Americans to use coal as Animal and Human Body / War Paint. Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy scribed some 2,000 years BC has provided… Read more »

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Today’s Kudelka.

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Will someone just slit Teresa May’s throat already FFS! The crocodile tears aren’t fooling anyone you old Commo bitch with your RED jacket.

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Vandals chop down English oak tree planted to commemorate Julia Gillard’s service as Prime Minister – but leave Bob Hawke’s untouched

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7062719/J

Julia Gillard’s commemorative tree cut down by vandals
The hateful act has been condemned by New South Wales’ Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill, where the tree was planted.

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Just found out May fancies him.

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That pig has got a lot of lipstick on it .

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Poms are spoiled for choice.

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Coal Train .. Coal Train

Lots of jobs and families dependin’ on that coal
Governments and business look at it like gold
I need to run my toaster and my microwave
Big screen TV, laptop, kilowatts I crave
We can talk about if for a long, long time
Meanwhile that coal train
Moves on down the line

Woo .. Woo Woo … Woo Woo

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Good on you Viv!

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OH FFS…………..The snowflakes at CNN are pissed off. Trump re-tweeted a Facebook vid off Nancy Pelosi slurring her speech in a slightly slowed down version making her out to be a spastic……..Hahahahahaha.. CNN even had a Facebook spokeman on to demand why it hadnt been taken down. They spent 1/2 an hour on this shit………. If it was Trump, CNN would be playing it 24/7.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/24/us/politics/pelosi-doctored-video.html

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As i said before in a previous post , This doom and gloom by the greens must be having an effect on young kids, giving them the idea that the world as we know it will end in a decade is warping their minds and in my view very dangerous , The numbers of young people who commit suicide or simply become very depressed with life is a great shame,and a tragedy for the families, What we should be telling kids is that we live in a great country with plenty of opportunity and a great future, we are not… Read more »

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Finally finally finally, Green Leftards might have actually stumbled onto something.

Study: ‘Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis’
UK workers must move to nine-hour week if carbon levels do not change, says thinktank

Hmmm, i could handle a 9 hour week.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/22/working-fewer-hours-could-help-tackle-climate-crisis-study?CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1558535127

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A madhouse of women run Queensland … no wonder that are so many major institutional and major event stuff-ups … and they just merrily carry on with an “up yours” attitude

Return to the kitchen you wenches … and cook me a banquet!

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Viv’s articles are always most informative from what they leave out

THE DAY THE EARTH MOVED
is a little presumptuous for little Australia, more fitting for the world’s largest democracy INDIA who have just reelected President Modi who has already pushed the largest growth in renewables yet seen and promises more of the same in the BJP’s promises.
Interestingly the opposition Congress Party had an even more ambitious push for renewables. Such is the obvious damage coal is presently doing.
Keep plugging away Viv,

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Has anyone ever presented an economic objection to this mine that has cost multi millions to get to this point in time, when to my mind it is the most compelling one. If there is a profit in digging up coal & sending it to anywhere for a none Australian why don’t we open the mine & sell it & reap all the profit? We are, as a nation, blest with just about every mineral there is, the two most plentiful, coal & iron must be the most used on the planet but we* sell our national soul* in the… Read more »

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Emily’s List bitches .. and Fabian Socialists

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Bali volcano Mt Agung erupted Friday night,
the third time in a month the volcano has erupted.
Flights in and out of Bali airport have been cancelled

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Bullying of kids is a terrible thing. Oh, unless of course it’s about climate change. If it’s about climate change them it’s open season for any child smart enough to think outside of group think. Even teachers and school principals can join in the abuse when its a child who dares to think that global warming might be crap.

Girl Bullied by Teacher, Classmates for Refusing to join ‘Climate Strike’ – Accused of being a ‘climate denier’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7062517/Swedish-girl-bullied-not-participating-Greta-Thunberg-climate-strike.html

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ISN’T THIS JUST A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT!
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There was a time I quite liked Meghan – now she can just bugger off: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7067827/Donald-Trump-lunch-Queen-Buckingham-Palace.html

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It’s Doctor Greta now!

Dr. Greta! Belgian university will honor ‘teen cimate defender’ Greta Thunberg with honorary doctorate

Teen cimate defender Greta Thunberg will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Mons, alongside British economist Nicholas Terne and former French minister Nicolas Hulot, the university announced on Thursday.

The three will receive their doctoral diploma and insignia at the official opening of the university’s 2019-2020 academic year on October 10.

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Labor’s Queensland chicken ranch has had no serious opposition since Newman.

Their current opposition must still be taking speech lessons in the wake of the recent great earthquake. They should be up front with the rest of QLD and begin the push to throw this rabble out for their ideological stranglehold of a great state.

Now I hear they’re inviting Al Gore to preach in Brisbane. There’s enough material for LNP QLD to run the Palachook out of town.

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Climate hearing turns ugly for Dems as skeptics take over: Rip apart Green New Deal, UN Paris pact & 97% ‘consensus’ – Declare UN ‘Authoritative propaganda’ – Greenpeace co-founder blasts UN species report: ‘That is not science. That is fiction. Fairy tale stories’

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/22/un-mass-species-extinction-warning-blasted-skeptic/

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WILL MORRISON PULL THE PLUG ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? NCC/AFA Live National Briefing Wednesday 29 May 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm https://www.trybooking.com/508904 Religious freedom under serious threat, despite Coalition win This post-election briefing will explain the: 1. New political landscape. 2. Very serious threats to religious freedom from the Morrison government’s request to the Australian Law Reform Commission for recommendations to change federal, state and territory laws to “limit or remove altogether (if practicable) religious exemptions” from anti-discrimination laws, which are the protections for religious freedom. 3. Government’s mandate to solve the growing energy crisis without reliance only on renewables. 4.… Read more »

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More About Doctor Wolverson, Crudified For Asking a Woman to Remove her Niqab
May 24 2019

Bwana
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That Trad thing is a nasty vindictive arse-hole.

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Pullachook to Trad she thus spoke,
The election was quite past a joke,
We mightn’t like coal,
But each Green arsehole,
Will love it if we make it coke.

Trumby
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Politics should not be allowed to be involved in matters of national resources .

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As Gary Hardgrave commented on his Sky News show last night Queensland could provide water for the east coast of Australia if the rainfall in the northern part of the state was properly utilised and could also provide the electricity if the massive coal resources in the state were used in new coal fired power stations.

Will our politicians have the vision to implement the projects that see them brought to fruition?

Winston
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Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count and Why the Police Don’t Care
demirep

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I heard Trad speak, on radio recently, and she has one very creepy voice. Sounds as though she is reading a story to pre-schoolers. Something very wrong in that mind.
I wonder if she is a closet raghead, and some relation to the attention seeking raghead, Keysar Trad.
‘Trad’ is an Arabic surname meaning ‘horse rider’, and appears in every raghead country.
The name is most prevalent in Lebanon and Algeria.
She has to be dumped at the next QLD election, and take her ‘deputy’ Plukachook with her, otherwise QLD will continue to suffer.

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CANADA

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Why McKenna Ignores China’s Massive CFC Pollution /Sheila Gunn Law

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Get rid of all the socialist globalist corrupted Union Labor & Greens.

Bkengineering
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Bkengineering

Here Chook, Chook, Chook.

SonnyF
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Just sleazy political arse-covering in my view. Queenslanders voted for their jobs, families and futures and sent a loud clear message to Politruk and her rabble of a state government “you’re next!”.

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GRUBS…. Both of them but I must say Trad is the biggest Dirty GRUB of them all.

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