Activists Blockade Aurizon's Abbot Point Line again

 
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

More than forty anti-Adani activists have blockaded Aurizon's Abbot Point mainline and main access road, with some chained to concrete barrels sitting on the line. This section of track carries around 82,000-tonnes of coal per day and it has been blocked several times by anti-Adani protests.

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  M636C Minister for Railways

More than forty anti-Adani activists have blockaded Aurizon's Abbot Point mainline and main access road, with some chained to concrete barrels sitting on the line. This section of track carries around 82,000-tonnes of coal per day and it has been blocked several times by anti-Adani protests.
Sulla1

I understand Adani are the owner or part owner of the Abbott Point  terminal, Aurizon and Pacific National being affected by Adani's unpopularity. Abbott Point will be the terminal used by the Carmichael mine if it ever reaches production.

It is one of the easiest lines to blockade, since the port rail line crosses the access road on the level only metres from the Bruce Highway and the parallel North Coast Line and any blockade only affects the port, leaving the Bruce Highway and NCL clear.

Similar blockades of Kooragang Island were carried out some years ago.

As long as the local police don't arrest any overseas news teams this time it should be all right.

Peter
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
...less funny, the second reading...Smile
  M636C Minister for Railways

...less funny, the second reading...Smile
The Vinelander
Sorry about that...

The first posting didn't show up at my end and i got a "phantom post" message.
I've removed the duplicate.

Peter
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

The whole Adani thing is proving to be a contentious issue for the Qld State Govt.  On one hand trying to put up a "We Welcome Investment and Jobs" sign, and then "We're Serious About Tackling Climate Change" on the other....

They can't really hold those two up and not be called hypocrites if the first sign includes expanding coal mining in Qld.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
The whole Adani thing is proving to be a contentious issue for the Qld State Govt.  On one hand trying to put up a "We Welcome Investment and Jobs" sign, and then "We're Serious About Tackling Climate Change" on the other....

They can't really hold those two up and not be called hypocrites if the first sign includes expanding coal mining in Qld.
Carnot
India Is going to find something burn to produce heat, If It doesn't come from Queensland It will be lower grade coal from Indonesia.

People In places like India are getting Introduced to electricity, running hot and cold water for the first time In their lives (to make this happen cheaply, they need to burn stuff)
Are the Greenies going to demand that these people can't have electricity and hot water !

Than there Is the questions of active volcanoes for the Greenies.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

While protests against thermal coal production have centred in Queensland, the big picture for export thermal coal production looks more like this - blockading Indonesian ports would probably have more benefits if you want to stop global warming...

Coal Facts 2018



Queensland Thermal Coal Production – 84.97-million tonnes (Hard Black Coal)

NSW Thermal Coal Production – 144-million tonnes (Hard Black Coal)

Victorian Thermal Coal Production – 57.8-million tonnes (Brown Coal)

Indonesian Thermal Coal Production – 507-million tonnes (The largest thermal coal exporter in the world, and with 100-million tonnes of additional production planned for 2018/2019)


Queensland Coking Coal Production – 142.51-million tonnes (for steel production)

NSW Coking Coal Production – 25.5-million tonnes (for steel production)
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
blockading Indonesian ports would probably have more benefits if you want to stop global warming...
Sulla1

Yep, Aussie protesters (who are likely on the dole and have nothing else to do) are going to fly to Indonesia to protest instead! NOT!

Note: I'm not backing Adani or Aussie Coal exports here, just saying it as I see it.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
While protests against thermal coal production have centred in Queensland, the big picture for export thermal coal production looks more like this - blockading Indonesian ports would probably have more benefits if you want to stop global warming...

Coal Facts 2018

Indonesian Thermal Coal Production – 507-million tonnes (The largest thermal coal exporter in the world, and with 100-million tonnes of additional production planned for 2018/2019)


Queensland Coking Coal Production – 142.51-million tonnes (for steel production)

NSW Coking Coal Production – 25.5-million tonnes (for steel production)
Sulla1

So...I assume Indonesia, similar to Australia had no presence or representation at the recent UN climate discussions in New York Question

Mike.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

While protests against thermal coal production have centred in Queensland, the big picture for export thermal coal production looks more like this - blockading Indonesian ports would probably have more benefits if you want to stop global warming...

Coal Facts 2018

Indonesian Thermal Coal Production – 507-million tonnes (The largest thermal coal exporter in the world, and with 100-million tonnes of additional production planned for 2018/2019)


Queensland Coking Coal Production – 142.51-million tonnes (for steel production)

NSW Coking Coal Production – 25.5-million tonnes (for steel production)

So...I assume Indonesia, similar to Australia had no presence or representation at the recent UN climate discussions in New York Question

Mike.
The Vinelander
Fact - The Indonesian Vice President rocked up and made the following comments:

"Indonesia’s vice president M. Jusuf Kalla says: “We hear you Greta Thunberg… We are in a climate emergency.”
He raises concerns over deforestation and “exploitation” that have denuded the archipelago and the forest fires that are worsened by climate change.
Kalla says Indonesia will cut fossil fuel subsidies and develop a green finance facility, calling for international partners to help finance their green development."

In other words - Yes, we're serious about climate change.  But other countries have to line our wallets with cash first.

They're corrupt, as always.
  SinickleBird Assistant Commissioner

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
We had Mike Cannon-Brookes in NY, posturing. He will power all of Asia from a solar farm in the NT, using a 3,000km undersea cable.

Problem solved.

He must be a better engineer than the people who built the inter connector to Tasmania- that appears prone to outages.

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