IS there anything about Gladstone's LNG projects that doesn't become controversial?
Perhaps when the projects are finished and the royalties are flowing, people will find the whole thing much less controversial, but for now the projects are a constant source of argument.
Critics would have us believe Gladstone's LNG story contains more bad guys than Rambo II.
Perhaps they didn't read the signs at the Gladstone Harbour Festival.
The explosive story which emerged on the ABC on Monday night is the last thing needed by LNG companies and the government.
The accusation is public servants rushed approvals for two projects - Santos LNG and QGC. Apparently they were under instructions from the Labor government.
This is a story that needs to be taken seriously, but it should also be regarded carefully.
It seems odd to use the word "rushed" to describe an approvals process that took three years to complete.
Let's see what comes out of this latest story.
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