Copper mining or a clean Clarence


It’s our choice. Do we want to keep the Clarence clean or do we chance the possible downstream effects of copper mining in the headwaters of the Clarence River?

I was horrified to see the state of the King River in Tasmania in February 2020 downstream of the tailings dam of the Mt Lyell copper mine that ceased mining in 1994.

Contrast that with the sight of freshwater catfish nests in Enoggera Creek 7 kilometres from the heart of Brisbane

It’s good to see local  government politicians in Brisbane place high value on species that don’t have a vote.

If you value nature’s fantastic non-voting species you have the choice to vote for Local government politicians with similar values as what sort of future you hand on to your grandchildren depends on who receives your vote.

Harry Johnson, Iluka