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Why is THE PORT OF CAIRNS being punished for the WAR ON GALILEE —–At Galilee Basin, the group wants to drive up the costs and cause such extensive delays that the projects “run foul of a changing global coal investment environment”, while in the Hunter Valley it hopes that more landowners will commit to “locking the gate” against coal.——Coal activists’ strategy exposed THE AUSTRALIAN MARCH 06, 2012 12:00AM Print Save for later Annabel Hepworth

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“We are seeking investment to help us build a nationwide coal campaign that functions like an orchestra, with a large number of different voices combining together into a powerful symphony,” the document says.

Among the projects targeted in detail is the dredging of Gladstone Harbour for liquefied natural gas terminals and Wiggins Island coal port, as there are fears about the impact on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

At Galilee Basin, the group wants to drive up the costs and cause such extensive delays that the projects “run foul of a changing global coal investment environment”, while in the Hunter Valley it hopes that more landowners will commit to “locking the gate” against coal.

As well as targeting NSW and Queensland, the group wants to stop Indian and Chinese companies from exporting from Western Australia and to stop brown coal being exported from Victoria.

The document puts the cost of hiring two lawyers for two years to run coal and CSG lawsuits in Queensland at $500,000.

Among the positions proposed are vacancies for campus organisers, interns – with a $40,000 intern stipend proposed – and $95,000 for a media adviser in Sydney

Coal activists’ strategy exposed

National Business Correspondent
Sydney
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