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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Production of mangoes feared to drop by up to 70% in India due to cold, moist weather

https://www.sott.net/article/413732-Production-of-mangoes-feared-to-drop-by-up-to-70-in-India-due-to-cold-moist-weather

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How Trump is Strengthening Xi Jinping And The CCP …………..China’s Leverage In any case, China won’t let Huawei die. Xi Jinping has his own leverage over Trump and the US economy. For example: – China can hurt Apple in numerous ways – by banning its products or shutting down its factories. Apple is an $800 billion company and if it fails, it will bring down the entire US stock market with it. – China can ban the export of rare earth minerals to the US, without which US fighter jets, MRI machines, electric cars or even touch screens won’t work.… Read more »

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Tanya Plibersek’s husband’s 3-year jailing for heroin dealing stopped her challenging for the Labor Party leadership

by Shane Dowling

Tanya Plibersek’s husband’s past as a drug addict and 3 years in jail for heroin dealing would have destroyed any chance she had of winning if she had followed through with her planned tilt at the federal Labor Party leadership. His past would have been all over social media for the duration of the time […]

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https://www.eco-business.com/news/australia-bets-coal-climate-policy-crumbles/ When the Senate voted on July 17 to axe the carbon tax, Australia became the first country to reverse course on pricing greenhouse gas emissions. And the Abbott government’s alternative climate policy – based on an Emissions Reduction Fund with $1.14 billion over four years – remains in doubt because of Senate opposition from Labor, the Greens and the Palmer United Party.Energy Australia lures $21-B bet on coal rebound: energy markets Read now Clive Palmer holds the key given his party’s control of the balance of power in the Senate. Still, the nearby Galilee’s “greenfield” nature is attractive for… Read more »

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I’ve got to say it. Two bloody women in charge of QLD. What hope is there?

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In today’s The Australian, Catherine Ovington wrote a lovely article about the Shire in NSW where Morrison lives. The majority of people in the Shire are still Australian born or of English, Irish and Scottish heritage. It’s a place “where you can wander the street in boardies; where you can still get a hamburger on a toasted bun; or a Glad-wrapped salad sandwich with beetroot, cheese and a bit of grated carrot. “By the look of the cars and the houses most residents are doing pretty well for themselves. The median income is a touch higher than average, and the… Read more »

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courier mail…Push to freeze welfare of ‘professional protesters’

Coal bludgers Police have slammed “professional protesters” for diverting them from real policing, while there are calls to freeze the welfare of serial activists. MEET THE COAL BLUDGERS

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Nailed it again Viv (as usual).

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Sorry I’m late.
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Anyone watching ABC News tonight could be excused for thinking Labor won the election. The air time the Labor Losers are getting is astronomical.

Speaking of air time… has anyone sighted Richard di Natale? He appears to have fallen off the planet. I can but hope.

.sailor.
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.sailor.

Fuck Abbott and his Jesuit ilks.

noucg
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Butt hurt Labor Lefties still crying they lost, because of, selfish ,stupid ,shit country Australia ,letting down their tin pot bigotted little dictatorship, that failed ,dont move to NZ with dummy in charge ,move N.Korea instead ,you will fit right in there !

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And When are the Victorian Police going to take responsibility for keeping the public safe from the Islamic/Somali communities slaughter of Australians????One of Victoria’s most senior police has urged men to take responsibility for violence against women after what appears to be the fourth killing of a lone woman in public in Melbourne in less than a year.
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/this-is-about-men-s-behaviour-says-top-police-officer-after-another-woman-s-murder-20190525-p51r46.html

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Permanent Holocaust exhibition in Canberra – The Australian War Memorial has launched a new permanent exhibition “The Holocaust: witnesses and survivors”. Survivors Cesia and Abe Goldberg with ACT Chabad Rabbi Shmueli Feldman Australian War Memorial director Dr Brendan Nelson has told media that it is the museum’s responsibility to remind Australians the Holocaust was possible because of a “majority indifference to the plight of a minority.” It is understood that up to 35,000 survivors made Australia their home after WWII (sailor: arrived with millions and just happened to purchase or steal the best properties in Sydney – Oy vey!). The… Read more »

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Property sales freefall blows $5.2 billion hole in Victoria’s budget

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/property-sales-freefall-blows-5-2-billion-hole-in-victoria-s-budget-20190524-p51qxz.html

Property sales freefall by 15 per cent, hitting the state’s bottom line by $1.3 billion a year

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American physicist Richard Muller is one climate sceptic who has recently changed his mind after reviewing the evidence. Muller crunched a bunch of numbers to do with global temperatures and announced in the New York Times that he is a “converted sceptic”. It was this opinion piece in arguably the world’s most influential paper that set tongues wagging about climate change all over again. Muller had previously been claimed by those unconvinced by the science as one of their own, because he questioned the validity of Mann’s ‘hockey stick’ graph, used by Al Gore in his film An Inconvenient Truth.… Read more »

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YES ! Loved this clip !

Stupid islamist attacks dogs and dog owner. Guess what happens?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eOydTKeMzk&fe

If you guessed he got his ass mauled then you get the doggy biscuit!

Flysa
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Those two look like something you would see on safari in Africa,

aretee
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The Queensland government also have budget coming up soon and from all accounts it’s not looking good , employing to many useless union public servants has probably got some to do with it .

Rinaldo
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Why Not Make Parliament Into a Holocaust Memorial? Gilad Atzmon https://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2019/5/8/why-not-make-parliament-into-a-holocaust-memorial Britain’s prime minister and four of her predecessors, some of whom are renowned war criminals, have united in calling for a holocaust memorial to be built in proximity to parliament. “A sacred, national mission” is how Theresa May described the idea and, for once, I totally agree with this tragic, sad woman … Every political commentator in Britain knows by now that the more Jewish pressure groups terrorise Britain, its human rights campaigners, artists, writers and poets, the more Britons become aware of the crimes of Zionism, Israel and… Read more »

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They walk amongst us AND say were Mates @ LP call vmr466 and ask for the wild duck @ Poddy and co Beware , T 5

Billy B
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Hey Stooges look at this
On Wednesday I wrote that the political death of Jim Molan may be a little premature
Although the system is a little esoteric to me Jim currently is shown with a little more than 5 x the votes of the next highest Lib/Nat NSW Senator. 1108 to 211

https://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/SenateStatePage-24310-NSW.htm
Make sure your looking at -: First preferences by candidate for New South Wales

Have a go explaining what is happening

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Might have to turn off the air-con to stop the smell.

‘Toyota Cow-rolla’: Indian woman plasters her car with bovine DUNG to cool it down.
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With Nancy Pelosi and Teresa May on the loose, is it any wonder I’m a Misogynist.

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Undercover Huber @JohnWHuber Follow Follow @JohnWHuber More NEW: Transcript of previously secret proffer from Mueller’s top appellate lawyer and counselor Michael Dreeben confirms Andy McCabe opened an obstruction of justice investigation into the president *before* the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel THREAD 11:13 AM – 24 May 2019 https://twitter.com/JohnWHuber/status/1131986605399576577 Undercover Huber ‏@JohnWHuber 14h14 hours ago More It’s also now obvious in retrospect that Rosenstein’s appointment order letter to Mueller made specific reference to regulation 20 CFR 600.4 to cover obstruction of justice since it would have been easier just to say all the regulations applied to the Special… Read more »

.sailor.
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.sailor.

Who are the morons that conspired to engage/employ WOMEN IN POLITICS?

Keel-Haul those !

King of Hearts
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BRILLIANT COMEDY ABOUT BREXIT.

This is very, very funny … do watch ………

https://youtu.be/s-t_vREFU-w

Indignant Elder
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Oh well, O’Bummer probably wont get the chance to go back ‘home’ anyway.

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same sex relations.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws

https://www.breitbart.com/news/kenyan-court-upholds-laws-criminalizing-same-sex-relations/

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Trump will do it on his own, but if the Dems want to help so be it.

Graham: Dems Will Get Trump Reelected if They Continue Talking Impeachment
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/05/24/graham-dems-will-get-trump-reelected-if-they-continue-talking-impeachment/

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“Graham: Pelosi is either delusional or misleading”
Fox News
Published on 24 May 2019
“The only ‘cover-up’ is the division in a Democrat Party being driven over the edge, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says on ‘Fox & Friends.'”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARX3SbmUnOg&feature=youtu.be

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Beware Gore is coming to Queensland———
Remember this——-
Gores famous spilling of the beans——-Al Gore,
Climate Change activist

“I believe it is appropriate to have an ‘over-representation’ of the facts
on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience.”

This crook should get refused entery into our country on the grounds of increasing our taxes for green energy projects useing rigged data.——

Dr David Frame,
climate modeller, Oxford University
“The models are convenient fictions
that provide something very useful.”

Indignant Elder
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Treason is fine, but investigating it is so un-American.

Adam Schiff: ‘Un-American’ for Trump to Investigate FBI
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligences Committee, is lashing out at President Donald Trump for directing Attorney General William Barr to declassify documents regarding the origins of the Obama Administration’s Russia investigation, claiming the order was “un-American.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/24/adam-schiff-trump-conspiring-with-barr-investigating-spygate-origins-un-american/

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Mindy Robinson ??
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“Tweet of deceased 9 week old fetus ignites vile, hate riddled comments from the pro-abortion left. The comments tell you all you need to know about the “loving and tolerant” pro-abortion crowd.”

Check out the charming comments here,

http://www.redwhiteandfyou.com/somber-tweet-of-deceased-fetus-ignites-abortionists-to-respond-with-vile-hateful-comments/

Goosey
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Can anyone help me? The 2030 extinction crisis, terror plot, alarm, is far fetched to say the least. The question is, why are they being so alarmist when in 2030 and 2050 we will be expect to be saying as we have said before, “so, what happened to that prediction”? Unless, unless, there is a plan, a plan, to trigger off something that will have a devastating effect, climate related or not. It seems to me that the fear being whipped up has a purpose. Is it really that the globalists want the power of a one world government ruling… Read more »

David of Sydney
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NO DEAL BORIS ALI KEMAL HAS LOST ALREADY
BORIS’ NO DEAL POSITION HAS LOST HIM ALL CAUCUS SUPPORT

THAT WAS QUICK

YOU ARE AN F***ING GENIUS BORIS, …. NOT !

Disraeli
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DESPERATE & DELUDED
Khamenei: Iran’s Youth ‘Will Witness Demise of Israel, American Civilization’

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2019/05/23/khamenei-iran-youth-will-witness-demise-of-israel-american-civilization/

BigBoyScotty
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Oh well. One less black.
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Police have described an 18-year-old’s death as ‘brutal’ after a massive brawl broke out at a house party in Sydney’s southwest.

“Bubbly” teen Alex Ioane has been revealed as the victim who died at the scene after a fight escalated at a 16th birthday party.

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/man-dies-during-brawl-at-sydney-house-party/news-story/c51cb9887a8ad93fd15c7e382d12fec9

mots
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Sebastian Gorka DrG
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It has begun

@realDonaldTrump has unleashed his secret weapon.

In the next few days the conspirators will begin to tear at each other.

Stayed tuned friends:

https://twitter.com/SebGorka/status/1131769310588932096

Billy B
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The class of Graham Richardson, no one can lay a landmine in so few and “harmless”words ScoMo will face the next three years looking as if if there is no trough his snout won’t sample with relish. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/what-sort-of-prime-minister-does-scott-morrison-want-to-be-20190522-p51pwr.html Graham Richardson was watching television in his Dover Heights home in Sydney when Julia Gillard made her dash to Government House to call the 2010 election. Perched beside the Labor warhorse sat an unlikely companion: Scott Morrison. “We were drinking cognac that cost about $1000 or $2000 a bottle,” Richardson recalls. “We never set out to be friends – it just happened.”… Read more »

JeffofFNQ
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Britain is definitely stuffed:

GP who asked a mother in his surgery to lift her veil so he could hear what was wrong with her little girl can’t work as a doctor and his career could be in ruins.

Dr Keith Wolverson, 52, asked a Muslim woman to lift her veil in order to hear her

A formal complaint was filed by her family and a year later, an inquiry will be held

Wolverson publicised his grievance and 50,000 people signed his petition

Problem goes to the heart of the cultural schism in today’s multi-ethnic Britain

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7069015/GP-asked-mother-surgery-lift-veil-no-longer-career.html

Indignant Elder
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Really? They want to blame this on Brexit? Nothing to do with violent crime?
Might as well blame Global warming, it;s obvious they cant see the elephant in the room.

Tourists turn their backs on Britain after Brexit ‘damaged our reputation’ as foreign visitor numbers fall by 1.3 million in the last year.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7069099/Tourists-turn-backs-Britain-Brexit-damaged-reputation.html

Indignant Elder
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Indignant Elder

Moment hatchet-wielding robber drops to his knees and apologizes before fleeing after cashier at Oregon store calmly pulls out a handgun.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7068969/Hatchet-wielding-robber-flees-Oregon-store-cashier-tried-steal-pulls-handgun.html

Indignant Elder
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You lucky Queenslanders you !

Former US vice president Al Gore will lead a three-day climate change lecture in Queensland – and you’ll be paying for the venue.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7067509/Taxpayers-fork-thousands-lecture-Al-Gore.html

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“DEVELOPING: House Judiciary Chairman Nadler appears to pass out during press conference in NYC”
https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1131961645645869058

Gotta love this comment.

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“Keep him warm and comfortable while we decide if we want to revive him.”

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Watching the Indigenous round of Rugby League (Cowboys v Raiders), all wearing jerseys that depict Indigenous art. Hmmm lots of dots but not too many white hands or animals as shown of rock walls. The current art seems to be for more modern tastes and I think does a dis-service.