Greens will back La­bor if it kills off Adani’s mine

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NATION & WORLD NEWS - Jes­sica Marszalek and Sarah Vogler The Courier-Mail

GREENS can­di­date Amy MacMa­hon will back a La­bor gov­ern­ment in ex­change for the death of the Adani mine if she is able to boot the Deputy Pre­mier from her South Bris­bane seat.

The prom­ise to pro­vide sup­ply to a po­ten­tial La­bor mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment came as Pre­mier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk con­tin­ued to deny she would ac­cept it.

“I said that there would be no deals,” Ms Palaszczuk said, echo­ing a com­mit­ment she made at the 2015 elec­tion not to form a mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment but then broke.

But Ms MacMa­hon said there was no way she would back a Ni­cholls LNP gov­ern­ment.

“We’ve said that we won’t en­ter into ne­go­ti­a­tions with the LNP or One Na­tion,” she said.

An exclusive Galaxy poll by

The Courier-Mail showed Ms MacMa­hon had edged ahead of Deputy Pre­mier Jackie Trad in South Bris­bane be­cause of shrink­ing sup­port for both ma­jor par­ties and ex­pected pref­er­ence flows from LNP vot­ers to the Greens.

She said the Greens would en­ter ne­go­ti­a­tions with La­bor in the event nei­ther ma­jor party achieved a ma­jor­ity gov­ern­ment on Novem­ber 25.

The party would de­mand a roy­al­ties deal for the Adani’s Carmichael coal mine be killed off and its min­ing lease and en­vi­ron­men­tal ap­provals re­voked.

She said South Bris­bane vot­ers did not want the mine.

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