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How You Can Help...
If you feel it is unacceptable that:
people in a western
country in the 21st century live in energy poverty without grid electricity
promotes pollution by stopping grid power
solar power subsidies
are only given to people already on the grid and not off the grid where
they really need it in the Daintree
money can be found
for all sorts of things but apparently not for the installation of a grid
to eliminate pollution and energy poverty
it stinks of racism
that Daintree people can not get a remote power station like 34 remote
indigenous communities around Queensland enjoy
150 countries get
together in Paris in 2015 to commit to CO2 reductions, and the Queensland
Government insists on keeping the generators going like in a third world
it is wrong that
the energy minister states on his website that he understand how affordable
electricity is so important to all Queenslanders but will not even personally
reply to the Daintree's pleas for help,
Then you can do the following to help;
Contact the politicians
Recently there has been great progress made and more and more politicians
are now aware that this mess of energy poverty and pollution needs sorting
out, it is simply not acceptable for a western country in the 21st century.
Tony Abbott told the whole world at the G20 in Brisbane that it is not
acceptable for one fifth of the world population to live without access
to power, and said access to power should be expanded.
Tell them that it is unacceptable that hardworking taxpaying Australians
should be living in energy poverty in the 21st century, and that it is
unacceptable that in today's world people have no choice than to run polluting
generators because of the absence of a grid.
Annastacia became our Premier after the 2015 election.
She has been briefed on the Daintree electricity crisis, and the
commitments made last year, but has come up with the excuse that
they were LNP election promises.
They were not, these were solid commitments long before elections
She has never shown an interest in the Daintree and our letters
to her have only resulted in meaningless replies from staffers a
long time later.
Write or phone her that the situation needs to be sorted out!
PO Box 15185
Phone: (07) 3719 7000
Fax: (07) 3220 6222
Email the Premier
Billy Gordon won the seat of Cook in the January 2015 election.
We have met with him to discuss the electricity situation and he
understood that something needs to be done here, but has since never
spoken to us again or answered any letter or phone call.
Electorate Office Address
Shop 11 Post Office Centre
94 Byrnes Street
Phone: (07) 4223 1100
Fax: (07) 4223 1109
The Federal Member for Leichhardt. Long time ago when the idea
of LNP running Queensland still sounded like a bit of a joke, he
already promised the LNP will rescind the law banning grids within
100 days of being elected. It took a little longer but better late
We are happy to have him on our side as he has stated to be strongly
in favour of grid connection for the Daintree.
200 Mulgrave Road
Cairns Queensland 4870
PO Box 14
Bungalow Qld 4870
Tel: (07) 4051 2220
Fax: (07) 4031 1592
Email Warren Entsch
Malcolm Turnbull is our Prime Minister and in charge of budgets
so huge he spends the money needed for the Daintree grid before
breakfast every day.
Malcolm and his government have the ability to make the Daintree
grid a reality with funding to match the Queensland government's
funding, and end the international embarrassment of having a World
Heritage Area full of generators with a population living in Third
World living conditions.
During the G20 his predecessor Tony Abbott asked the question how
people without access to electricity can lead a decent life.
Good question Tony! But of course you never did anything about it.
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PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Canberra ACT 2600
(02) 6277 7700
(02) 6273 4100
Mark Bailey became the Queensland Energy Minister after the 2015
According to his website he is focused on delivering safe, efficient
and affordable electricity and water supplies to Queensland households
Great that he is doing that for Queensland, but is he also doing
that for the Daintree?
Apparently not, a letter we sent him with a renwable energy proposal
only resulted in the usual meaningless reply from a staffer several
GPO Box 2644
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone: (07) 3719 7300
Back in 2000 when Jeff Seeney was Shadow Minister for Mines and
Energy he promised the Daintree community that the Coalition would
commit to extending the electricity supply north of the Daintree
river. Read his
2000 statements here.
Recently he was Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and
was in the perfect job to provide the infrastructure needed in the
Daintree, but nothing happened.
On his website it says: Through the Royalties for Regions program
he was able to fund numerous infrastructure projects throughout
regional and rural Queensland that would drive economic growth and
deliver vibrant communities.
Well, the Daintree is still not vibrant, seen no economic growth
and still runs on generators.
Email Jeff Seeney
64 Callide Street
BILOELA QLD 4715
Phone: 07 4845 1100 or FreeCall 1800 812 119
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we mean between north of the Daintree river from Cow Bay to Cape Tribulation,
they are the ones that need your support most as they are off the grid
and need help to pay for their generators, fuel and other components.
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