The court’s decision to approve the New Acland Mine expansion is a win for common sense.
The jobs and livelihoods of hundreds of workers have been hinging on this decision.
The mine’s closure last month due to the State Government’s years of inaction was a devastating blow for the workers, their families and the communities of the Darling Downs.
The Premier has always said her inaction was due to the court process.
Her time is up.
I call on the Premier to now give the green light for this project to proceed.
The Premier must approve the mine immediately before any more frivolous objections are made.
The Premier owes an apology to these workers and their families for the heartache caused by the mass job losses right before Christmas.
These workers and their families deserve better from this government.