Greenwashed: how the new “Middle Arm” fossil fuel hub was rebranded green

Darwin’s Middle Arm project is about subsidising fossil fuels, not “clean energy” and “environmentally sustainable manufacturing.

They have dubbed it “green”, about “clean energy industries” and “environmentally sustainable manufacturing”; yet Darwin’s Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct is all about subsidising fossil fuels. Callum Foote reports. 

Labor has announced a $1.5 billion Budget hand-out for the Middle Arm ‘Sustainable Development Precinct’ in the port of Darwin.

Public subsidies for fossil fuels already run at a heady clip of $10bn a year, if you include fuel subsidies. And despite all the greenwashing and tricky language over the development of a second port for Darwin, the Albanese government has just slotted the fossil fuel industry another $1.5bn, at least.

Source: Greenwashed: how the new “Middle Arm” fossil fuel hub was rebranded green