Senate debates

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions without Notice


2:15 pm

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Leader of the Government in the Senate, representing the Prime Minister. Minister, today the ABC revealed that the Adani Group paid no tax on its Abbot Point coal terminal project for the three financial years until mid-2016. It earned almost $1 billion, and not one cent of that flowed back to the Australian people. To add insult to injury, while Adani pays zero dollars in tax, it's also polluting Australia's coastal waters and wetlands with coal laden stormwater and then refusing to pay a $12,000 fine. In short, it is a disgrace. Minister, can you explain how Adani got away with paying zero tax on $1 billion?


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