The Bob Brown Foundation, which benefited from Gillian Triggs as a guest speaker at a large fundraiser, are encouraging Tasmanians to protest my office over the Adani Coal Mine.
The proposed Adani Mine in North Queensland will create jobs and investment for Australia on a huge scale and will see coal being mined in a more sustainable manner than in other parts of the world.
“The Bob Brown Foundation’s most recent foray into political activism just highlights how inappropriate it was for a senior taxpayer funded officer, such as Professor Triggs, to speak at the political action group’s fundraising event,” Senator Abetz said.
“Not content with the path of destruction he left as a part of the Gillard/Brown Government, Mr Brown is now seeking to jeopardise investment in Australia.”
“Australia is blessed with some of the world’s cleanest coal. Its provision to generate cheap, reliable energy for poverty stricken people in India is a win for them as it is for Australian jobs.”
“Bob Brown also conveniently forgets that he championed coal fired energy generation when he irresponsibly campaigned against a renewable hydro scheme.”
“I am pleased that the Government is backing this important investment in Australia which will support job creation for many years to come,” Senator Abetz concluded.