Prosecute Adani for Reef pollution
After Cyclone Debbie hit Queensland last year, Adani released 800% more toxic coal slurry from its Abbot Point port into the Great Barrier Reef than they were permitted. They broke the law. And they got away with it scot-free.
Now secret documents prove that Adani and the Queensland Government knew they’d exceed even their 'special pollution licence'. Adani know they're in the wrong – they spent a year trying to block these documents.
The Palaszczuk Government only has a few weeks left to prosecute Adani. That's why we're demanding they hold Adani to account for unlawfully releasing toxic coal slurry into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Large parts of our Great Barrier Reef have already bleached and died due to global warming. Adani polluted this precious Reef and Caley Valley Wetlands, and are behaving as if they're above the law.
It’s been 16 months since Queensland’s Environment Department said Adani could face up to $3.8 million in damages. So far they've been handed a paltry $12,000 fine, which they’ve refused to pay. There's been no sign the Palaszczuk government is going to prosecute them.
The Queensland Government has a special responsibility to protect the Great Barrier Reef. So far all they’ve given Adani is special treatment. It's time it stopped.