REEF AT RISK
The Turnbull Government could hand out $1billion of taxpayer money to kick-start the Reef-destroying Carmichael coal project in North Queensland: the mega-mine that will fuel dangerous global warming and send thousands of huge coal ships ploughing through the Great Barrier Reef.
The decision to lend the money rests with the board members of a government body - the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). NAIF was created by the Prime Minister in 2016 and has been endowed with $5 billion of taxpayer money to fund projects in Northern Australia. Rather than spending billions of dollars on much need schools and hospitals for Northern Australia, the NAIF board are considering funding projects that will fuel catastrophic climate change and wreck the Great Barrier Reef.
WHAT WE KNOW
- The Turnbull Government has said that the NAIF board is an ‘independent’ body but our research shows that five of seven board members have strong ties to the mining industry.
- The Project fails to meet at least two mandatory criteria for receiving funds through the NAIF. A truly independent Board would rule out this project immediately.
- 75% of Australians would prefer taxpayer money spent on renewable energy projects.
With your help we can expose this dodgy deal and make sure that no taxpayer money is spent on this disastrous coal project. Join the campaign now.