May 15th 2012
Letter: What does the NQCC contribute?
Following strong criticism of the mining industry from North Queensland Conservation Council Co-ordinator, Wendy Tubman, yesterday - as Australia's biggest mining company representatives met in Townsville (see: NQCC takes on the 'dinosaurs') - an off-the-grid reader responds.
So what does Wendy Tubman & the NQCC do to contribute to the lively hood of the area?
How is Wendy & the NQCC going to provide the jobs.. yer ask the Government to put it's hand out. The problem is that the Government is already broke & doing a Carbon Tax to try and balance the budget..
BUT without Coal & Iron there will not be much Carbon Tax income and no income for hand outs
Take away the export income from Iron & Coal and Australia will be broke.. no taxes to pay for the infrastructure, hospitals, partially treated sewerage, water reticulation, electricity, roads or fix the roads that we drive on which is made of oil based bitumen. etc etc
By the way I am totally against the Carbon Tax because it does not solve NQCC's problem anyway It basically collects money to help pay for hand outs and help reimburse people for the gross impact of Carbon Tax as well as a bribe to get votes at the next election
Comments from: David EDE at West Point who uses only solar power , collects his water off the roof , uses solar hot water and has his own 100% tertiary seweage treatment plant run by solar power and watered by water off the roof. Come on be real.
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