(CourierMail) GREENS leader Bob Brown says the coal mining industry should foot the bill for the Queensland floods because it helped cause them. The floods are Queensland’s worst for nearly 40 years, with more than 26,000 homes affected and at least 16 people killed. Senator Brown said the Federal Government should impose the original version of the Resources Super Profits Tax, and use the funds to pay for the clean-up. “It’s the single biggest cause – burning coal – for climate change and it must take its major share of responsibility for the weather events we are seeing unfolding now,” he said in Hobart today. read more
Who without blinking would the coal mines pass the “Resources Super Profits Tax” onto? Yes the consumer that’s already paying way too much. The day we see two male hump back whales doing what Bob Brown does we’ll happily replace “un-natural” with “natural”. This is the same Bob Brown that was done and dusted until an unelected business man called Dick Smith came along and funded Bob Brown with private capital. Two things of many that should be left to fail naturally — private banks like Goldman Sachs and washed up politicians like Bob Brown.