Special request of Birding Aus members

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Subject: Special request of Birding Aus members
From: Grahame Rogers <>
Date: Sat, 04 May 2013 08:25:48 +1000

Say no to Clive Palmer's massive new coal mine by Monday May 6.

The most important reason for opposing this development is the precedent it will set for mining in Nature Refuges in Queensland.

Ultimately we need to have the law in Queensland changed so that mining is not permitted in Nature Refuges, just as it is not permitted in National Parks. This will mean that land managers will not be discouraged from protecting and conserving the biodiversity on the 90 % of land under private control while it is being sustainably used for farming, tourism, etc. See

Please send a submission today. Fill in the form at the link in the email appended below.

Grahame Rogers | Membership
BirdLife Southern Queensland
PO Box 5457 Stafford Heights Qld 4053
ABN 75 149 124 744

Dear Bimblebox Supporters,

You may have heard that Clive Palmer's Waratah Coal has put out its Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the China First coal mine*. This mine would destroy Bimblebox Nature Refuge. We have until Monday (6^th May) to put in submission on the SEIS.

You can make your submission here <>.

After a mammoth effort late in 2011, together, we managed to get almost 2000 submissions in to the Coordinator General, and sent a clear message to the Queensland Government that mining on a Nature Refuge is not acceptable. Many of you may agree with us that a coal mine of this scale is not acceptable anywhere.

Over the last couple of weeks we have done our best to trawl through more than *4000 pages of SEIS* and pull out the key issues we need to highlight to the Government. We now have 5 days to get this brief summary submission out to everyone in our networks and show our politicians the breadth and depth of support for Bimblebox and concern about this disastrous mine.

Please share the link and text below with friends, colleagues, family and any organisations you are part of. Can we reach 5000 submissions against this mine? Not without your help. After you've signed the submission <> please share it on facebook, twitter and email.

Thanks for your support,

The Bimblebox Team

P.S. you can also download, print, sign and send a slightly longer submission at our website <>. Why not print 10 or 20 and head to the local markets with a clipboard and pen?

----- Send the following email to your contacts:-----
*Say no to Clive Palmer's massive new coal mine*

Billionaire Clive Palmer is still pushing to get approval for his proposed China First coal mine.^*

If allowed to go ahead, this project will destroy the Bimblebox Nature Refuge, impact on our precious groundwater resources and help open up the whole Galilee Basin to more coal mines.

Over the life of the mine, the coal from the China First project will generate greenhouse gases emissions equivalent to nearly four years of Australian total annual emissions! It would need to be transported over farmland and shipped through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

While the owners of the mine stand to make large profits, it will have negative economic impacts on other, more sustainable, industries.

Public comments on the China First Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement are due May 6^th . Add your voice to those calling for this project to be stopped <>.

* Otherwise known as Galilee Coal Project <>


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