Senate debates

Monday, 20 August 2018



3:38 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The Liberal-National government strongly supports investment in the Galilee Basin through developments such as the $16.5 billion Carmichael coal project. The Carmichael mine will create 3,900 direct jobs in operation, with total direct and indirect jobs of over 10,000. The Carmichael mine has all Commonwealth and Queensland government environmental approvals and has registered Indigenous land use agreements with all four native title groups with claims to the project area. Native title proponents—the Wangan and Jagalingou people—met in April 2016 and voted 294 to one to sign the Indigenous land use agreement with Adani to enable long-term jobs and opportunity for their people.


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