The COP-Out politicians ruining Australia and its industries have promised impossible net-zero emissions targets (by some date well after they have left office).

So why spend millions of tax-payer dollars on advertising for more tourists or vying for more games and circuses. Rich tourists are heavy-emitters.

While COVID barriers hamper Australians wanting to tour our own country, foreigners are offered red-carpet “quarantine-free” travel. At the same time politicians continue to make it difficult for foreign backpacker/workers.

These foreign sightseers will also guzzle up our largely imported fuel stocks. Australia is not extracting, refining or storing enough hydro-carbon fuels to survive even a small hiccup to our fuel import chain.

Moreover, our cattle and sheep are censured because of their emissions, but these idolised tourists will burn mega-tonnes of hydro-carbon fuels powering planes, taxis, cars, buses, trains, lifts, air conditioners and electrical appliances.

And, like our cattle and sheep, every tourist exhales, farts and burps.

Viv Forbes is a geologist/pastoralist who has walked along or been flooded by many rivers of Qld and NT. He and his wife have fed starving stock in the droughts and carted water for them. They have built, deepened or repaired at least 23 farm and station dams and managed construction and operation of mine dams. When Viv was employed by the Queensland State Government as a field mapping geologist they inspected the Nathan Gorge Dam site in 1964, 60 years ago. This dam was first proposed in 1922. It is still undeveloped over 100 years later.