Nov 9, 2015

Something’s fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

The Australian Conservation Federation has launched a court challenge against the government's Carmichael mine project, saying the mine could harm the Great Barrier Reef.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor


The Australian government is facing yet another legal challenge to the Carmichael mine project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, with the Australian Conservation Foundation launching a case in the Federal Court this morning.


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11 thoughts on “Something’s fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

  1. Norman Hanscombe

    There’s almost always something fishy about your ‘analyses’ Josh, so your article shouldn’t raise much interest outside the Crikey Committed, should it.

  2. Jaybuoy

    Playing the man again Norman..

  3. Venise Alstergren

    We feel {rhyming slang (Hunt)} has not adequately looked at his World Heritage obligations to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

    Dearest Guy Rundle, Greg Hunt couldn’t even look over his own shoulder, let alone energise himself over the environment. It takes work, doncha noh?

  4. Venise Alstergren

    PS; I grovel. My comment should have been directed at Josh Taylor.

  5. Norman Hanscombe

    Dearest Venise, if you genuinely believe “Greg Hunt couldn’t even look over his own shoulder”, you would appear to have gone somewhat downhill since I first read one of your more measured earlier Posts. The extent of whatever is debilitating you seems to have also caused you to fall back on the sorts of juvenile rhyming ‘naughty’ slang which caught on only with the less talented youngsters in primary school; but if it gives you a vicarious thrill, I guess you won’t want to do anything about that either. Will you.
    P.S. grovelling isn’t needed by you on Crikey threads, because they love you and your ilk.

  6. leon knight

    Hello ACF – put out the call for crowd-funding if you are not sure about your financial strength to fight this case.
    There are many people ready to put up some hard-earned to force the Federal government and big Coalface up to the environmental consequences of their “rape and pillage today, disappear tomorrow” style of business.
    And Norman can enjoy his investments dwindling as their business case goes down the gurgler…..

  7. JennyWren

    Leon they already have

  8. JennyWren

    Just look at how well those villagers in Brazil are faring

  9. Norman Hanscombe

    Jenny Wren, having watched villagers in Brazil (and elsewhere) more than three decades back as they lived desperate existences, such as crawling in and out of primitive beehive structures to earn a pittance from the low grade iron produced in their ‘furnaces’, I’m possibly at least as well-informed as are you about that part of the planet?
    It takes little skill or ability to sympathise with them, however it takes much more to understand the situations over there.

  10. Roger Clifton

    In the past, we have tended to concern ourselves with domestic emissions, and leave unquestioned the ultimate consequence of our (lucrative) carbon exports. However, we must eventually face the fact that global emissions require global responsibility, so the precedent is welcome.

    However, the same judgement applied to our coal exports must apply equally to our gas exports as well. Whereas the responsibility for CO2 emitted from our coal or gas might be shuffled off to the user country, it would be harder to wriggle free of our responsibility for methane emissions from LNG ships at sea.

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