Unions have a crucial role to play in the transition to a green economy. As we count down to the 2017 Queensland State election, the latest flyer from The Cloudland Collective explains why the labour movement should reject Adani and campaign for a just transition to green energy. Unions and the Green Economy.
There is no future in coal. Not only will it wreck the lives of people already suffering the effects of drought, storms and floods around the world, it will fail to give rural Queenslanders secure jobs. Over the last five years 60 per cent of global coal operations have been running at a loss. Michael Roche, chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council, said in 2016 that ‘these are some of the worst … Read more
The Adani mine, or Carmichael Coal mine, is a proposed MEGA mine on the lands of Wangan and Jagalingou peoples in central north Queensland. It is the first of nine mines proposed for the Galilee Basin. If we allow this mine to go ahead, it WILL threaten the local environment, the Great Barrier Reef and the planet. It will NOT provide many jobs for Queenslanders and it will not provide much revenue for … Read more