YOU can help us on our mission to reduce pollution in the Daintree, and lift its people out of energy poverty
pollution and energy poverty in the daintree

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
government legislation 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 country

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.

G20 speech


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.

premier
Annastacia Palaszczuk

billy gordon

Billy Gordon

entsch
Warren Entsch

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 were called.
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
City East
Queensland 4002

Phone: (07) 3719 7000
Fax: (07) 3220 6222

Email the Premier

the.premier
@premiers.qld.gov.au

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
Mareeba Qld
 
Phone: (07) 4223 1100
Fax: (07) 4223 1109
Email: Cook@
parliament.qld.gov.au

 

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 than never.
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

Postal Address:
PO Box 14
Bungalow Qld 4870

Tel: (07) 4051 2220
Fax: (07) 4031 1592

Email Warren Entsch

malcolm turnbull
Malcolm Turnbull

queensland energy minister
Mark Bailey

jeff seeney
Jefff Seeney

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.

G20 speech
Click photo to enlarge

Email Malcolm Turnbull

Parliament Office
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7700
Fax:
(02) 6273 4100

Mark Bailey became the Queensland Energy Minister after the 2015 election.

According to his website he is focused on delivering safe, efficient and affordable electricity and water supplies to Queensland households and businesses.

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 months later.

Email Mark Bailey

GPO Box 2644
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone: (07) 3719 7300
Email:
energyandwatersupply
@ministerial.qld.gov.au

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

Go on holidays in the Daintree

The Daintree is a fantastic place for a holiday, check it out with the links on the right hand side. You can and support small local businesses and residents with your stay in the Daintree, and 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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