Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Sand mining on North Stradbroke Island - The Sibelco favours
independentaustralia.net/ environment/environment- display/newmans-straddie-sand- mining-bill--the-sibelco- favours,6640
This article published on the Independent Australia news website exposes the misreporting of the North Stradbroke legislation. Sand mining has not been extended to 2035. The Newman government amendments to the 2011 legislation passed in November last year, removed the restricted mine path at the Enterprise mine and allow Sibelco to apply, but not until 2019, to extend mining leases to 2035.
Stradbroke Island is special. Enough damage has been done. We need to save straddie now, for the sake of our children and future generations. The Newman amendments must be repealed !