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Adani: Qld Premier, mayors hope to convince company to go ahead with Carmichael mine



Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and a group of regional mayors hope their visit to India will help convince Adani to go ahead with the $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine.

They and the company's Australian head said the jobs the mine would create and its economic benefits outweighed environmental concerns, and dismissed protesters' promise to disrupt it.

Opponents accused them of wasting taxpayers money on a junket, but Gladstone mayor Matt Burnett flatly rejected that view.


Key Points

  • Hope their visit to India will help convince Adani to go ahead with the $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine
  • The jobs the mine would create and its economic benefits outweighed environmental concerns
  • Opponents accused them of wasting taxpayers money on a junket
  • Environmental opposition to the project remains vehement
  • Mr Janakaraj said the support meant he was not worried by opponents


Tags: Environment, Politics, Coal, Mining, Labor, Australia, Queensland, Adani, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Energy, Great Barrier Reef

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