Monday, 20 August 2018
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(ii) on 8 August 2018, the Douglas Shire Council voted unanimously to submit a motion to the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) annual conference for the LGAQ to "make vigorous representations to the Queensland State Government urging it to immediately cease any considerations to supporting, financially or by any other means, and either directly or indirectly, the proposed Carmichael Coal Mining Project by Adani in the Galilee Basin"; and
(b) calls on:
(i) the LGAQ Conference to support the Douglas Shire Council motion, and
(ii) the Queensland Government and the Federal Government to revoke all licences from the Adani Carmichael mine project and commit to no new coal mines in the Galilee Basin.
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.