Senate debates

Monday, 10 February 2020



7:31 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

Advice to government is that the fine issued to Adani by the Brisbane Magistrates Court is not relevant to the power to revoke approvals section 145 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, as it relates to noncompliance with a Queensland requirement and not an EPBC Act requirement. The federal government approved Adani's Carmichael mine in 2015, and Adani has now met all EPBC approval conditions to start extracting coal. Unlike others in this chamber who've treated this project with antimining hysteria, the federal government has taken a considered approach that will see this project proceed whilst meeting rigorous environmental standards.


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