[GRRN] URGENT - Environmental Protest

Bernard Rieux (prawnless@yahoo.com)
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 16:23:40 -0700 (PDT)

A Taiwanese Company - Goldiland Pty Ltd - after destroying waters
in their own region, are currently setting up an intensive prawn farm
at Armstrong Beach,near Sarina, Queensland, Australia. Failures at
Local and State Levels of Government have allowed this project to go
ahead in a World Heritage listed Area, amazingly without even lodging
an Environmental Impact Statement! This site is touted, despite public
outcry, as the first of approximately 60 other such prawn farming
operations which have, pending the success of this first site,
identified potential sites between Clairview and Townsville on the
Queensland Coast,; and with each site potentially pumping up to 37,500
cubic meters of waste at each hightide into the ocean, well, you do the

The legislation which, with a stroke of a pen, has allowed this to
go ahead is, also with a stroke of a pen, able to be reversed. Senator
Hon. Robert Hill, Minister for the Environment and Heritage and Leader
of the Government in the Australian Senate, holds that pen which, this
very week, wavers above the page...

If you wish to let Senator Hill know directly how you feel about
this state of affairs, all you need to do is copy and send the below
message (and don't forget to sign your name at the bottom of the
letter) to:


We also ask that you cc Senator Andrew Bartlett, who is also in a
position to help, at the following addresses:


Also, if you could cc us as well, at the following address, so
that we can keep a tally on the number of responses:


Finally, if you could forward *this* email to as many people and
groups, both in Australia and World-Wide whom you feel may be
interested in helping, please do so.

Many Thanks,
Bernard Rieux


Senator Hon. Robert Hill
Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Leader of the Government in the
Australian Senate
Commonwealth Parliament Offices,
100 King William Street,
Adelaide SA 5000

Dear Senator Hill,

I wish to register my personal rejection of the proposed intensive
prawn farm at Armstrong Beach, Queensland, by the Taiwanese company,
Goldiland Pty Ltd.
Much public attention has been focused by Government on the need for
environmental preservation, but this project and other similar ones
already proposed have significant potential to inflict irreparable
damage to the world-envied Great Barrier Reef and supporting coastline.
The delivery of unacceptable levels of contaminates into the World
Heritage listed waters of
Llewellyn Bay, a Zone B Marine Park and Dugong Sanctuary, must be
Environmental 'globalisation' precedes corporate globalisation.
Surely Government should recognise this precedence, and act in
accordance with it. I therefore implore the intervention of the
Australian Federal Government to protect this world valued treasure.
Thankyou for your time and concern. A copy of this letter has also
been sent to Senator Andrew Bartlett.

Yours Sincerely,

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