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Pictured: a map to help visualise the scale and location of the Adani mine.
Adani has gone relatively quiet recently about their central Queensland Carmichael coal mine and rail project. With no financiers, no major customers and continued opposition by community and traditional owners, it's looking less likely than ever.
By William Graham, grazier This week the Queensland government has compulsorily acquired 3568 hectares of agricultural land in this region, for Adani's private rail line to their proposed Carmichael coal mine. Graziers losing parts of property.
The controversy over the Carmichael coal mine has been pitched as a choice between saving the planet or providing much needed jobs in Queensland. What is the truth of the matter? Conflicting information makes it hard to see a clear picture.
The Turnbull Government has found a backdoor way to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars into Adani's proposed devastating coal mine. They plan to hand over huge sums to Adani's subcontractors.
Movements against coal and gas projects, to defend the Great Barrier Reef and to conserve precious water resources were boosted by an international jamboree on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland over May 31 to June 3, attended by 350 activists.
Adani has finally refinanced its Abbot Point coal port near Bowen in Qld. A Korean asset manager has bought A$330 million worth of debt intending to sell it on. Put nine Korean insurers and major investors on notice here.
Adani says it will proceed with new construction work at its Abbot Point coal terminal with or without the involvement of Juru local traditional owners, amid an escalating dispute about the protection of sacred sites. The Juru group seeks stop order.
In our battle for our rights and protection of country we are pressed into accepting unjust terms or oppressed and denigrated if we don’t. We have to fight Adani and others because they threaten our cultural survival. International meeting in Brisbane.
Adani have reportedly secured finance for their polluting coal mine. And they’re closing in on financing their rail line and starting work.
The Australian opposition Labor environment spokesperson, Mark Butler, who opposes the mine, was sceptical of claims Adani would soon have the funding for a coal railway.
After Cyclone Debbie hit Queensland last year, Adani released 800% more toxic coal slurry from its Abbot Point port into the Great Barrier Reef than they were permitted. They broke the law. And they got away with it scot-free.
BREAKING: The Palaszczuk Government has been re-elected on their promise to block an AUD 1 billion loan to Adani’s coal mine - because of people-powered pressure and our incredible volunteers on the ground. But we have to keep up the fight.
In April last year, Adani was granted an unlimited water licence for 60 years. 'Local farmers were outraged. "It's bloody-minded and barbaric," said Bruce Currie, a grazier who lives in the region.
The Queensland government is still spending public money opposing Aboriginal custodians in court, shoring up Adani’s fake Indigenous Land Use Agreement so they can say they have our consent for the Carmichael mine and to extinguish our native title.
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