Senate debates

Tuesday, 2 April 2019



4:58 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

The government notes that the Carmichael coal project has over 180 stringent conditions through state and Commonwealth approval processes. This motion raises matters that are regulated by the Queensland government such as water releases at the Abbot Point port. In addition, the Queensland government has acknowledged that no widespread environmental harm was caused as a result of previous discharge caused by weather events. It should be noted that the federal environment department found Adani had not breached conditions imposed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, following false accusations by green activists.


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