Smoke and mirrors
THE “Adani Mega Mine Gets Green Light” story that appeared in last Wednesday’s Whitsunday Coast Guardian and Whitsunday Times online, is typical of most reporting of the Adani issue - smoke and mirrors and no substance.
It is totally irrelevant whether Adani gives the mine the green light. They don’t have an ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement) in place with the traditional owners and will never get one so I don’t understand what all the fuss is about.
The mine will not go ahead. They cannot get funding, they have already shown their contempt for the environment by releasing toxic waste into the Caley Valley wetlands far in excess of the allowable amount and the majority of the public don’t want the mine.
All the puffery of cheap public relations stunts should not be lapped up by the ever-subservient media who should concentrate on reporting the facts, not some rubbish concocted by a grubby multi-national company existing on false claims and promises and unwilling to fund their own ventures.
— Chris McCoomb