Thursday, 10 September 2009
Coal Exploration and Mining in the Galilee Basin
- That the Senate—
- supports the protection of farming and conservation areas from coal exploration and mining and its effects in the Galilee Basin in Queensland;
- declares that it does not support the massive increase in coal exports flowing from the Galilee Basin through Abbot Point and Hay Point because of the climate change ramifications of burning more coal; and
- expresses concern about the potential impact of the industrialisation of Abbot Point on the Caley Valley wetlands and the endangered and vulnerable bird species that depend on that area.