Billionaire Adani doesn't need Townsville Ratepayers’ Gift - Council Must say "NO"
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Townsville City Council recently voted to gift Adani Enterprises $18.5M to build a remote airstrip to support that company’s proposed Carmichael coal mine.
This decision was made in secret, and the community was never told by the Mayor of her intention to push this gift through without asking the public about it. Council explains that the funds for this have been made available from savings achieved from this year's mass redundancies of over 300 people.
Basically, Mayor Jenny Hill has (after receiving $1,467.45 in gifts from Adani in March this year) shoved a large amount of ratepayer’s money to an Indian billionaire. This decision can and should be reversed and all the relevant documents behind this secretive decision should be made available to the public. There are more pressing local priorities that this money could and should be directed towards.
We the Citizens call on Mayor Jenny Hill and elected Councillors to:
1. Withdraw this decision at the next Council meeting and notify Adani, and
2. Make all documents related to this decision available to the public, free of charge so they can be openly viewed
By signing this petition, you can send a clear message to Jenny Hill that it isn't good enough for hard-earned ratepayers’ funds to be provided to a Billionaire, who should be funding his for-profit enterprises himself.
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