Pro­test­ers in week-long bid to block Adani mine

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

ANTI-ADANI pro­test­ers are pre­par­ing for a week-long demon­stra­tion against the In­dian min­ing gi­ant in an at­tempt to stop work go­ing ahead on its Carmichael coal mine.

Ty­coon Gau­tam Adani last month an­nounced the com­pany would break ground on the $16.5 bil­lion cen­tral Queens­land mine in Oc­to­ber.

Demon­stra­tors from the Front­line Ac­tion on Coal and Reef De­fend­ers groups were train­ing on the week­end ahead of a planned week-long protest kick­ing off at Yasso Point in Bowen tonight.

Whit­sun­day tourism op­er­a­tor Paul Jukes will be among them. He said gov­ern­ments were pri­ori­tis­ing Adani over thou­sands of north Queens­land busi­ness own­ers who re­lied on the Great Bar­rier Reef.

A Deloitte Ac­cess Eco­nom­ics re­port in June put the value of the Reef at $56 bil­lion, more than twice that of the mine, and warned of se­ri­ous eco­nomic con­se­quences un­less more was done to pro­tect it.

“(The mine) doesn’t make sense fi­nan­cially, it doesn’t make sense en­vi­ron­men­tally,” Mr Jukes said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.