Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Mining Industry: Adani
That the Senate—
(a) notes reports that:
(i) an internal investigation, by the Department of the Environment (the Department), found that the Adani mining company "may have been negligent" in failing to disclose its Australian CEO's links to a company convicted of environmental offences in Africa,
(ii) a compliance report, prepared for the Department's investigation, found "Adani Mining Pty Ltd may have been negligent in that, when requested in August 2015, it failed to disclose a complete account of its executive officers in relation to environmental matters", and
(iii) despite a recommendation that Adani be cautioned about the matter, the company never received any caution from the Federal Government; and
(b) expresses the view that Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine not go ahead.
The Department of the Environment and Energy undertook a review into the matter. Adani Mining cooperated fully with this review. The outcome of the review was to send a letter cautioning the company, which was received by the company. The department's approach was consistent with its published compliance and enforcement policy and is an appropriate response to the findings of the review.