Pauline Hanson demands that the Chinese company no longer drinks water in the drought-affected Outback
“We are left behind with nothing”: Pauline Hanson demands that Chinese company no longer gets water from the ground in the drought-hit shrub
- Chinese company granted permission for commercial water extraction
- The company will bottle 96 million liters of water per year from the drought affected QLD
- Pauline Hanson said: “You don’t do that in a country that is going through drought”
Senator Pauline Hanson has demanded that a Chinese company be stopped taking water from the ground in a drought-stricken community to be bottled and sold.
The company Joyful View Garden Real Estate Development Resort has been given the green light for running a commercial water extraction in the Southern Downs of Queensland.
Speak against An ongoing case, Mrs Hanson said that those who approved the project are not common sense.
“You don’t allow, especially a Chinese company, to get water for commercial purposes and sell it at a profit when cities and schools can’t deliver the water there for the municipality,” said Senator Hanson.
Low water levels and dry land can be seen at Storm King Dam near Stanthorpe, Queensland on October 10, 2019, just 40 km from a project that allows a Chinese company to extract 96 million liters of water from an aquifer per year
Recently, those who lived in Stanthorpe and Warwick in the north saw their water restrictions lowered to 80 liters per person (pictured water restrictions in October at a slightly higher level of 100 liters per person)
Last month Stanthorpe received 200,000 liters of water and 130 tons of hay bales in a huge emergency supply package from the Muslim community of Australia
“These are bureaucrats, these are people without common sense. You don’t do that in a country that goes through drought. We are fools here, we just sold ourselves to the highest bidder and we have nothing left at the end of the day. ”
Residents in the drought-stricken region are already limited to just 80 liters of water per day, with some cities having to load water after the dams dry up.
The water mine operation, located in the rural resort of Cherrabah, is only 40 km away from such a city, Stanthorpe, which has been running in water for weeks.
Southern Downs Regional Council approved the development before Christmas, allowing the Chinese company to extract 96 million liters of water from an underground aquifer every year for the next 100 years.
Local farmers Peter Keogh and Ben Usher say that even the test pumps for water extraction have affected their sources and reservoirs.
“It’s embarrassing that our council would do it. You know, honest dinkum. Drought or no drought here, you know this problem just isn’t right, even if it’s good times, you’re still going to drain the water here, “Mr. Usher said.
Both farmers would like the federal government to step in to review the project.
Cherrabah Resort operators have announced that they will donate this year’s water quota to local charities and irrigators after community outrage and also said they will not get water from the aquifers during droughts.
Senator Pauline Hanson has demanded that a Chinese company be stopped taking water from the ground in a drought-stricken community to be bottled and sold
Local farmer Peter Keogh said he wants the federal government to intervene and stop development
The council has told its ratepayers that new restriction translates into no more than 90 seconds of shower time with a non-water-efficient shower head