Posted August 16, 2017
To those who have written to me about Adani and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s an important issue and this week in Parliament, Andrew Wilkie, Adam Bandt and I called upon the Government to stop the Adani coal mine.
The opportunity came during debate of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017. I supported an amendment, moved by Mr Bandt “that global warming is the greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef and calls on the government to immediately take all available steps to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine”.
Mr Bandt had earlier spoken to his amendment, arguing that “throughout this whole debate on the Great Barrier Reef so far we haven’t heard a word from either the government or the opposition about something that is going to turbocharge global warming and affect the Great Barrier Reef, and that is the Adani Carmichael coalmine that’s proposed in Queensland”.
However, as you can see by the photograph above, when we voted only Mr Wilkie, Mr Bandt and myself said “YES”!
All Government and Opposition members voted “NO”.