I just sent this email to the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull:
Just for the record, I do not know the PM, but I did ‘chat’ with him by email after he lost to Tony Abbott, way back when. At the time, I wanted to congratulation him on being a man of integrity, even if he was a Liberal. I still receive updates from his staff.
And that brings me to the second point I want to clarify: I know the PM won’t read this email of mine. It is quite possible that his staffers won’t read it either. In all likelihood, the subject line of ‘Adani’ will be more than enough to get it binned sight unseen.
I know Climate Change is real.
I know its caused by us, and
I know that our long-term survival requires that we do something about it.
Digging up more coal is not the answer. And neither is paying a ridiculous amount of money to gain a very few jobs in Queensland. The 10,000 jobs bandied about were never a reality. The truth is that if Adani goes ahead, we’ll be lucky to get 1500 jobs.
$900,000,000 [the cost of the rail link] divided by 1500 equals $600,000.
Think about it, one job will cost us 600,000 dollars.
I’m no mathematician, but that doesn’t seem like a very good deal to me.
If you agree, please pass this on. The more Australians who know what’s really involved, and get angry, the better our chances of actually stopping this madness. Trickledown economics has never worked, especially when it comes via the Cayman Island tax haven. We really are smarter than this.