To start the whole post off on the right foot lets start with a little show and tell. This photo is of Gladstone harbor which is situated along the Queensland coast. It’s become an environmental disaster with local fishing industry destroyed, sending thousands out of jobs and families in danger of losing homes.
Now the Queensland Minerals Council is spending money again on an advertising campaign [steering clear of social media this time – oops someone got burnt] which is aimed at proving that dredging does nothing to harm the environment and that dredging and/or dumping in the Great Barrier Reef will not damage it in any way.
If these guys were fairy tale creatures they’d all be battling for the role of Pinocchio.
In response to demands from groups around Australia and indeed from around the world to stop dredging and prevent dumping in world heritage listed areas our Illustrious leader decided that the best course of action was to try and have those listings revoked even in the face of disapproval from the International Monetary Fund and major Scientific groups who oppose the idea vehemently.
We need your help. Chip in, share this post and help us fight back against the Queensland mining industry who are in bed with the government and sharing ads. If you or anyone you know is able to donate to the Fight For the Reef Fund, simply follow the link to find out how your money would be spent and why. If you can’t please share the message with as many as you can as it is approaching a critical point here in Australia.
Below I’ve finished this with a clip from Bob Irwin [Steve Irwin’s father] who speaks about the danger to the Reef and the fact that it belongs not to Queensland, Australia or any government body but to each and every person on this planet and to destroy it is to destroy something that can never be replaced.