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HALF OF THE 8000 HA BIMBLEBOX NATURE RESERVE IS SLATED FOR OPEN-CUT COAL PITS UNDER THE GALILEE COAL PROPOSAL.
The Galilee Coal Project, otherwise known as the China First Coal Project, is a proposal for a 40 mega-tonne per annum thermal coal mine and 453km rail transportation network to the port of Abbot Point, where the coal would be exported through the Great Barrier Reef1.
INTERACTIVE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ADANI – FROM COST, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND JOBS TO ITS POSSIBLE FUTURE- May 16, 2019-
ADANI PORT DEAL WITH MYANMAR GENERALS HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA, LAWYER SAYS
Indian mining giant Adani is defending am agreement struck by one of its entities to build a port in Myanmar, which has been described as a deal with genocidal generals.
ADANI IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RISK WE CAN'T AFFORD
Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine is a high-risk project proposed by a company which has failed to follow the law on numerous occasions and they have never been subjected to a proper background check for their Queensland approvals. Sydney Morning Herald May 26, 2019
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CHINESE DEAL PUTS UNITED PALMER PARTY, CLIVE PALMER IN POLL POSITION- The West Australian. 6 May 2019
Clive Palmer’s extraordinary $50 million election campaign spending is being bankrolled by a WA mining deal with a Chinese company that could be earning him a million dollars a day. The businessman has put his attacks on Beijing at the centre of his election campaign, despite most of his campaign funding likely coming from China.
CLIVE PALMER SEEKS APPROVAL FOR 'MONSTER MINE' NEXT DOOR TO ADANI 26 Apr 2018
Clive Palmer has sought federal environmental approval for a huge greenfield coal mine in central Queensland, which documents suggest could produce 33 per cent more coal than Adani's controversial and delayed Carmichael mine.
QUEENSLAND UNIONIST URGES LABOR TO PUT CLIMATE ACTION AHEAD OF COAL JOBS - May 27, 2019,
The CFMMEU's Queensland construction division secretary Michael Ravbar last week attacked the Indian conglomerate's record of using cheap foreign labour, warning the state government "risked being taken for a ride by a shonky multinational with a chequered corporate history".
PLANS FOR CHINESE-BACKED COAL-FIRED PLANT IN NSW'S HUNTER VALLEY COULD REIGNITE THE CLIMATE WARS
The Coalition and Greens are at odds over plans to build a coal-fired plant in the Hunter Valley. The planned plant would generate more energy than the nearby Liddell power station. Chinese state-owned CEEC, which has built power plants in Pakistan, India and Indonesia, is backing the project
CLIVE PALMER THREATENS TO SUE AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYERS FOR $45B AS HE RE-ROUTES BUSINESS THROUGH NZ -22 Jan 2019
Mr Palmer transferred ownership of Mineralogy to an Auckland-based holding company last month. Clive Palmer has channelled his corporate empire through New Zealand and threatened to use free trade rules to sue Australian taxpayers for $45 billion as part of a dispute with a Chinese mining company.
QUEENSLAND SIGNS OFF ADANI'S PLAN FOR ENDANGERED BLACK-THROATED FINCH
Environment department says process has been rigorous but critics warn approved plan puts bird at risk of extinction. “The black-throated finch has already lost 88% of its historical range and recent analysis shows six of the coal mines planned for the Galilee Basin would completely clear nearly 35,000 hectares of the finch’s best remaining habitat,” campaigner Christian Slattery said.
RESOURCES MINISTER BACKS NEW COAL PLANT AS LABOR RECONSIDERS CLIMATE POLICY- SMH, May 29, 2019
Resources Minister Matt Canavan is backing the new power station proposal and pointing to the Coalition's strong vote in his home state of Queensland to warn off critics from southern states who want to halt the project..
WA WORKERS MISSING OUT ON THOUSANDS OF JOBS AS MINING COMPANIES HIRE OVERSEAS WORKERS- The West Australian, 30 May 2019
Companies in the mining and construction industries are ramping up their international intake, claiming they can’t get enough skilled workers here at home.
IF THE ADANI MINE GETS BUILT, IT WILL BE THANKS TO POLITICIANS, ON TWO CONTINENTS- May 31, 2019
……. political forces driving the development of the coal industry in both India and Australia…..
WATER IMPACTS OF THE ADANI COAL MINE- April 3 2018-
If built, the Adani coal mine will:
Suck out at least 270 billion litres of groundwater over the life of the mine.
Put aquifers of the Great Artesian Basin at risk.
Dump mine polluted wastewater into the Carmichael River.
Threaten ancient springs and 160 wetlands that provide permanent water during drought.
Leave behind 6 unfilled coal pits that will drain millions of litres of groundwater, forever.
Adani’s associated water licence allows unlimited access to groundwater for 60 years for free.
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