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AustraliaPremier promises Adani won't be the last mine she approves

05:51  14 june  2019
05:51  14 june  2019 Source:

'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.

The Adani mine has once again become a key election issue. And with Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially In 2010, then-Queensland Premier Anna Bligh announced Adani had proposed to establish a coal At that rate, it was to be the largest coal mine in Australia. Ms Bligh said the project was to

Adani has won a crucial approval for managing groundwater that allows the company to begin building its controversial coal mine in central Queensland. She wants the Galilee Basin to be opened up to more projects, but says she won ' t be softening the state's environmental laws to make the approvals

Premier promises Adani won't be the last mine she approves© AAP Premier Palaszczuk said Adani was “simply the latest" of the projects to be approved, and "it will not be the last”.

Deputy premier Jackie Trad still refuses to say whether she supports the Carmichael coal mine as her leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has promised Adani "will not be the last" mine her government approves.

Ms Trad, who struggled to hold her inner-city seat at the last state election over the Adani issue, said she had stated her position on the controversial mine "over and over again" when asked if she supported the mine during Question Time on Friday.

Final Adani decision to be revealed

Final Adani decision to be revealed 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.

Adani is about to learn if the Queensland government has removed the final hurdle preventing construction of its new thermal coalmine. It’s not the final approval Adani needs, but is the last obstacle that must be cleared for construction to proceed. RELATED: ‘It’s time to move on from

Queensland government decision means company can begin work on mine site, but other federal approvals still required before coal extraction can begin.

“We make it quite clear that we think approvals of this kind should be based on science and the laws of the land,” she said.

The Queensland government approved the groundwater plan for Adani's controversial Carmichael mine on Thursday, clearing the company's last significant environmental hurdle in the Galilee Basin.

Ms Palaszczuk said her government had taken a "sensible approach" to approving the mine, as long as "it stacked up financially and environmentally".

“My government has approved $20 billion worth of mining projects, we have created more than 7000 jobs," Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Adani is simply the latest of these, it will not be the last.”

The proposed coal mine was the first one waiting for approval to begin mining in Queensland's Galilee Basin, described as Queensland's last significant coal resource.

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.

The mine , in Queensland's Galilee Basin, has been the subject of years of hold-ups Initially, Adani promised the mine would be one of the biggest in the world and create 10,000 jobs. Environmental campaigners fear that the approval could pave the way for six other mines to be approved in the area.

Adani will learn today if it has the final state approval it needs to get on with building its Queensland c 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.

Six other mines wait to follow in Adani's footsteps and begin digging up coal in the Basin.  All but one of those mines' coal outputs were expected to exceed the Carmichael mine.

The China Stone Coal Project, owned by MacMines Austasia, will sit just 30 kilometres from the Carmichael site.

MacMines was given the environmental nod from the Coordinator-General last year, but has withdrawn its mining lease application.

The company, a subsidiary of Chinese-owned Meijin Energy Group, did not respond to requests for comment on Thursday.

Chief executive Russell Phillips told the ABC last month the project's future was under discussion but was "definitely not being shelved".

Its output would be up to 38 million tonnes a year whereas Adani predicted its production to be between 10 and 27 million tonnes per year.

- with Tony Moore

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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