Controversy in Queensland Parliament this week as Government members discuss the Adani Coal Mine proposal apparently splitting factions and causing a rift between government members.
I feel the rift highlights the reasons for factions in political parties which in my opinion means greater representation of a greater number of people within a collective group. It can also be seen as a weakness with some questioning the strength and legitimacy of our Government if it can’t internally agree on things.
It just makes me think about coal mining more and the benefits and repercussions. If the idea of a coal mine can split a political party then I’d say it’s something worth investigating.
Jobs versus the environment seems to be the crux of the divide and I can see both sides to this.
I’m all about the job creation for Queenslanders and for the revenue made by the State (perhaps it’ll bring down the cost of living?).
I’m also keen to protect the environment from this ‘dirty’ resource and protect the planet and the air I breathe. (Check out this activist group for more information).
I’m pleased Coal can be exported to countries who do not have the resources to use renewable energy which benefits children and families in developing countries.
I’m all about the people I elect causing a little controversy from time to time by disagreeing with their peers and sticking to what they believe.
For me, as long as the Government is transparent and goes by the book in terms of cultural heritage, land access and employment opportunities, a Coal Mine is something I can tolerate while looking towards a renewable energy future.