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Adani: Queensland leaders reject Chappell brothers' call to ditch Carmichael coal mine


Ian and Greg Chappell were among 90 prominent Australians to sign a letter to Adani chairman Gautam Adani, urging him to abandon the company's plan for a $21 billion mine in the Galilee Basin in the state's central region.

The former Test cricket greats and other signatories including authors Richard Flanagan and Tim Winton, Telstra chair John Mullen, investment banker Mark Burrows and former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley have called on Mr Adani to invest in renewables instead.

QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane suggested the Chappells should stick to cricket commentating.

Jobs and growth, the only thing these idiot politicians consider. Ironic that the only thing that has bipartisan support is is killing the planet.

Key Points

  • Both sides of state politics have joined the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) to dismiss the Chappell brothers' objections to Adani's planned Carmichael coal mine
  • Ian and Greg Chappell were among 90 prominent Australians to sign a letter to Adani chairman Gautam Adani, urging him to abandon the company's plan for a $21 billion mine
  • QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane suggested the Chappells should stick to cricket commentating
  • Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Chappells were entitled to their opinion, but were overlooking the job opportunities for regional Queensland
  • Opposition treasury spokesman Scott Emerson said there was bipartisan support for the project


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