daintree conspiracy
Daintree Conspiracy
Devoted to equal rights for the Daintree Community and lifting the electricity embargo and other unfair economic sanctions.

Prepare to be amazed! Read about discrimination, hypocrisy, pollution, misfeasance and conspiracy!

INTRODUCTION - THE LATEST POWER FIGHT - THE DAINTREE CONSPIRACY MUSEUM - EXCLUSION FROM THE GRID - BUILDING BAN - ACCESS RESTRICTIONS / THE DAINTREE FERRY - BLOOMFIELD TRACK - DAINTREE GATEWAY - GREAT BARRIER REEF DRIVE - DIVERSION TACTICS - BUYBACK - LOCAL COUNCIL - FNQ REGIONAL PLAN - FAIR GO - SERVICES - IMPORTANCE OF ELECTRICITY - RENEWABLE ENERGY - MONEY - DISCRIMINATION - HYPOCRISY - POLLUTION - SISTER REGION: NORTH AND SOUTH DOUGLAS

The ARENA Powering Daintree Report - The AUSTROP response - The response to the AUSTROP response

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Money

There are quite a few Daintree residents that think the government wants to help them, but they are short of money.

If it was about money then Forest Creek residents next door to grid connected houses could be hooked up to the grid as they are so close they could pay for the whole connection cost themselves, but no, the government maintains the discriminatory exclusion from Ergon's distribution area.

To think our government wants to help us but is short of money is a bit naive, the $25 million needed to put a normal electricity supply in the Daintree sounds like huge money to a simple person living on a seasonal tourism wage or the dole in the Daintree, but to government this is nothing.

Just look up the road from the Daintree, the bridge over the Bloomfield river cost the tax payer $21 million and the bridge over the Woobadda was budgeted at $2.5 million but according to rumours the cost went way higher.
So while there has been no money for electricity there are two lumps of concrete sitting there out in the bush that cost the same $25 million as a grid through the entire Daintree would have cost.

 

So while the Queensland government denies money for basic infrastructure in the Daintree, which through its rain forest tourism industry contributes about a billion dollars a year per year to the economy, just look at only some of the other things the government has money for;

$11 million for solar panels and $2 million for a fibre optic cable to Doomadgee (which makes no contribution what so ever to the economy)

$7 million for a temporary desalination plant, $16.5 million primary health care facility and $3.5 million wastewater treatment plant, with a further 160 homes expected over the next three years on Palm Island, and then in June 2017 it was also announced that the Palm Island power station will be upgraded for $16.5 million! (no contribution)

$33.5 million for houses in the indigenous community Aurukun and (June 2017) announced that the town's generator will be replaced at a cost of $1.2 million. And a new 133km underground optical fibre cable is being laid. (no contribution)

$1.8 million to replace the Murray Island generator. (no contribution)

$313,000.- to for solar power on Coconut Island. (no contribution)

$800,000.- for a fibre optic internet cable to Hopevale (why can't they use satellite like the Daintree does?)

Countless milliions every year to build and run 34 remote power stations in indigenous communities from west Queensland to the Torres Strait who only pay the subsidised state wide electricity tariff. (no contribution)

$14 million for a Port Douglas water reservoir

$20 million for Mossman Gorge visitor centre

$42.5 million for a solar farm in Lakeland

$30 million for boat ramps across Queensland

$42 million to manage abandoned mine sites across Queensland

$30 million to Screen Queensland for films and TV shows

Other amounts bragged about in media statements by the Palaszczuk Government include:

$375 million Building Our Regions is a targeted regional infrastructure program for local government projects, primarily for critical infrastructure in regional areas of the state;
$180 million Significant Regional Infrastructure Projects Program, part of the State Infrastructure Fund, is fast-tracking key economic and social infrastructure projects in regional centres right across Queensland including transport, health and education infrastructure;
$130 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund. The Jobs and Regional Growth Fund is providing assistance for projects that require direct and immediate assistance to protect and create jobs;
$100 million Back to Work program to $100 million Back to Work - Regional Employment Package provides support to businesses for up to 8000 job opportunities for regional jobseekers;
$40 million Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Program to attract businesses to Queensland, either to relocate or establish new projects in the State; and
$20 million Made in Queensland to providing support to Queensland’s manufacturing sector through grants supplementing industry contributions.
The Government has invested $4.9 billion through its capital works program across regional Queensland this financial year (2016-17).

Annual profits of electricity providers

Ergon Energy used to make around the $400 million but since they merged with Energex in to Energy Queensland the nett after tax profits of the Queensland electricity provider have gone up to $942 million per year!

electricity-profits

 

It is time the Queensland government admits it has a policy to sabotage the Daintree economy and drive people off their land.
They claim to be green but knock back every invitation to talk to the Daintree community about a solution to end to the ongoing pollution.

 

INTRODUCTION - THE LATEST POWER FIGHT - THE DAINTREE CONSPIRACY MUSEUM - EXCLUSION FROM THE GRID - BUILDING BAN - ACCESS RESTRICTIONS / THE DAINTREE FERRY - BLOOMFIELD TRACK - DAINTREE GATEWAY - GREAT BARRIER REEF DRIVE - DIVERSION TACTICS - BUYBACK - LOCAL COUNCIL - FNQ REGIONAL PLAN - FAIR GO - SERVICES - IMPORTANCE OF ELECTRICITY - RENEWABLE ENERGY - MONEY - DISCRIMINATION - HYPOCRISY - POLLUTION - SISTER REGION: NORTH AND SOUTH DOUGLAS