'Bottom of the barrel': Apology demanded over Nazi comments
KEY figures in the resource industry are demanding Bob Brown immediately deal with claims supporters of his anti-Adani convoy likened coal miners to Nazis working in gas chambers during the Holocaust.
This comes after a report by the Courier Mail that a private Facebook group linked to the Bob Brown Foundation, had posted a number of repugnant messages in response to Clermont residents refusing to serve anti-Adani protesters when they visit the town later this week.
Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said he could not think of a more offensive comment for one Australian to call another.
"These Queenslanders work in skilled jobs to keep both the Queensland and Australian economies strong. Their work supports local jobs, boosts exports, pays royalty taxes for the Queensland Government to reinvest in schools and hospitals, and stimulates company taxes that the Australian Government can spend across the nation including Mr Brown's home state of Tasmania," he said.
"Bob Brown needs to repudiate this rubbish - Brown needs to stick to the facts, and drop the disgusting attacks."
CFMMEU mining and energy Queensland district president Stephen Smyth said the foundation should apologise to mining families.
"Bob Brown is stirring up hysteria and these claims that jobs in Queensland coal mines are like Nazi gas chambers in World War Two are the bottom of the barrel," Mr Smyth said.
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