Here is the text of an email sent to John Lloyd, and a photograph of the voting, relating to the amendment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017 supported by Cathy McGowan.
Subject: Adani and the Great Barrier Reef (Case Ref: CM53579)
You have written to me about Adani and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s an important issue and this week in Parliament, Andrew Wilkie, Adam Bandt and I called upon the Government to stop the Adani coal mine.
The opportunity came during debate of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017. I supported an amendment, moved by Mr Bandt “that global warming is the greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef and calls on the government to immediately take all available steps to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine”.
Mr Bandt had earlier spoken to his amendment, arguing that “throughout this whole debate on the Great Barrier Reef so far we haven’t heard a word from either the government or the opposition about something that is going to turbocharge global warming and affect the Great Barrier Reef, and that is the Adani Carmichael coalmine that’s proposed in Queensland”.
However, as you can see by the photograph here at http://www.cathymcgowan.com.au/adani_vote, when we voted only Mr Wilkie, Mr Bandt and myself said “YES”!
All Government and Opposition members voted “NO”.
Cathy McGowan AO MP
Federal Member for Indi
117 Murphy St Wangaratta VIC 3677
P: 5721 7077 | F: 5721 7066