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AustraliaFinal Adani decision to be revealed

05:35  13 june  2019
05:35  13 june  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Brown plans anti-Adani embassy protest

Brown plans anti-Adani embassy protest Former Greens leader Bob Brown is planning to protest against Adani outside the Indian embassy in Canberra. The former federal Greens leader is expected to outline plans for future activism in Brisbane on Monday, just weeks after he was heavily criticised by politicians for leading a Stop Adani convoy ahead of the federal poll. Cars full of protesters travelled to mining electorates that punished Labor, with some MPs saying that annoyed Queenslanders and pushed them to vote for the Liberal National Party.

Final Adani approval decision to be revealed by Queensland Government. Queensland's environment department is poised to reveal if it's happy with Adani 's groundwater management plan, including a strategy to protect sacred wetlands some experts believe could permanently dry up if the

Brown plans anti- Adani embassy protest. Former Greens leader Bob Brown is planning to protest against Adani outside the Indian embassy in Canberra. The former federal Greens leader is expected to outline plans for future activism in Brisbane on Monday

Final Adani decision to be revealed© AAP A Stop Adani protester is removed from the stage where Prime Minister Scott Morrison was making a speech at the Valley Chamber of Commerce business luncheon in Brisbane. Adani will learn today if it has the final state approval it needs to get on with building its Queensland coal mine amid fears for a million-year-old ecosystem.

Queensland's environment department is poised to reveal if it's happy with Adani's groundwater management plan, including a strategy to protect sacred wetlands some experts believe could permanently dry up if the mine proceeds.

Hydrologists say Adani has grossly underestimated the mine's groundwater impacts, and warn the mine could drain the underground water source that feeds the Doongmabulla Springs Complex, 8km from the edge of Adani's mining lease.

'It's time to move on': Trad on Adani

'It's time to move on': Trad on Adani Queensland treasurer Jackie Trad has had the figures calculated on the jobs Adani's proposed mine would produce compared to those created by the government. There is way too much hype from all sides about Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine, Queensland treasurer Jackie Trad says. It would create barely any jobs compared to those created by the Palaszczuk government, she said. The mine would make up about 0.005 per cent of the jobs produced or facilitated by the state government since it came into power in 2015, Ms Trad said on Thursday.

CSIRO and Geoscience Australia advice could raise questions about decision to approve groundwater management plan. “The political interference revealed this week raises serious doubts about the probity of this government’s approval process for Adani ’s mine.

Queensland MPs are desperate for the Federal Government to approve the Adani mine. This is what's still outstanding.

Final Adani decision to be revealed© AAP An anti-Adani protest in Brisbane in April.

They fear for the plant and animal species that rely on the springs for survival, and have also warned of dire consequences for the Carmichael River which flows through the mine site.

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The environment department went back to Adani with "additional requirements" on Friday last week, after the CSIRO and Geoscience Australia provided fresh advice on the company's water plans.

Adani says it has already updated the plan and sent it back.

Both agencies were highly critical of Adani's groundwater management plans before they were signed off by the Morrison government in April, days before the federal election was called.

Adani clears last major hurdle for controversial mine

Adani clears last major hurdle for controversial mine Adani Mining has had its groundwater plan approved by the Queensland government.

Decisions are unlikely to be made given increasing skepticism that Adani will be able to make the mine stack up Adani told Guardian Australia it has not approached the relevant tribunal or applied for bankruptcy, but Last month it was revealed that AECOM, the company designing the rail line, had

The project has Final Investment Decision (FID) approval, he said. The mine has been subject to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Adani 's investment decision would benefit the entire state Chris Hemsworth reveals he will be stepping away from the spotlight to be with his family following a

They said the model Adani had used to forecast impacts on water systems "under-predicts groundwater drawdown arising from mine development".

Former environment minister Melissa Price signed off on the plans after Adani revised them, committing the company to a conservative approach to water management and improved monitoring regimes.

Adani also promised to fix the "modelling limitations" identified by the CSIRO and Geoscience Australia within two years of the first coal being mined.

The CSIRO has declined to release the advice it sent to the Queensland government last week.

The environment department has not responded to requests to see that advice.

Earlier this week, water experts from four Australian universities issued a joint report detailing what they called Adani's "severely flawed" water science.

"Adani has underestimated the likely impacts to the springs by adopting highly unrealistic parameters in their calculations while their modelling is riddled with uncertainties," Flinders University hydrogeology professor Adrian Werner said.

Federal MP hasn't asked Adani about jobs

Federal MP hasn't asked Adani about jobs A federal MP who has spruiked the jobs Adani's mine will create in her Queensland electorate admits she's never asked for a precise figure.

‘Labor does not rip up contracts, and we don’t create sovereign risk,’ leader says, in cooling of recent comments.

Whatever the merits, the decision is likely final and the federal ALP, too, will be reluctant to take the legally questionable step of promising to re-open In that scenario, Adani and others investors could do their dough. For their part, neither federal nor state governments should do anything to underwrite

"If we allow Adani to drain billions of litres of water with this groundwater plan then we are effectively playing Russian roulette with the very existence of a million-year-old ecosystem."

Prof Werner, who was once an expert in a Land Court case against the Adani mine, has also raised serious concerns about what the project will do to the Carmichael River.

Final Adani decision to be revealed© Nine Adani Coal chief executive Lucas Dow.

He says the mine will cut the waterway off from its flood plain, effectively reducing it to an elevated aqueduct that snakes through the mine site, with coal pits on either side.

He says Adani has also grossly overstated the river's current flow levels, and mining will disrupt groundwater sources that keep the river flowing for much of the year.

Adani says it is continuing to work with the environment department, and has dismissed Prof Werner's concerns.

"We'll pay attention to the experts and reputable advice of those who have been involved throughout this process," it said in a statement citing the CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, and the state and federal governments.

If its water plans are approved, Adani has vowed to immediately restart mine construction.

Other plans associated with the mine are yet to be signed off, but the water approval is the last one holding up construction.

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Anti-Adani protests causing peak-hour traffic delays.
Anti-Adani protesters have brought peak-hour traffic in Melbourne and Brisbane to a grinding halt tonight with mass demonstrations. About 500 protesters marching against the Queensland government’s backing of the controversial Carmichael coal mine sat on Brisbane’s busy Victoria Bridge, halting traffic. Authorities had prepared for the protest, shutting down William Street as they marched across the bridge to South Bank. © AAP Protesters sit down on the VIctoria Bridge in Brisbane halting traffic. The demonstration also triggered delays on major Brisbane bus routes, according to TransLink.

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