New report from The Australia Institute sheds light on the high level of access and lack of accountability afforded to the fossil fuel lobby in Queensland

On 11 February 2013, David Edwards, then the most senior civil servant in Queensland’s Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, used $500 of taxpayer money to buy a “framed and personally signed tennis racquet” for a rich Indian industrialist.

The lucky recipient was Gunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy, whose company, GVK Hancock, is one of those looking to tap the huge coal reserves of Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Multi-millionaire GVK is also a bit of a tennis fan.

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Source: Guardian Environment