Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Mining; Order for the Production of Documents
I, and on behalf of Senator Waters, move:
That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, on 6 December 2018, documents relating to the Department of the Environment (the Department) investigation into alleged breaches by the Adani Corporation at its Carmichael mine site, including:
(a) records of any site inspection, including any photographs or videos taken;
(b) any brief of evidence prepared to enable the Department to conclude its investigation;
(c) any advice sought and received on the scope of the definition of 'mining operations';
(d) any correspondence between the Department and Adani;
(e) any matters of national environmental significance plan/s for the management of direct and indirect impacts of mining operations on the Doongmabulla Spring Complex or Black-throated Finch; and
(f) any correspondence between the office of the Minister for the Environment and the Department.
Consistent with the compliance and enforcement policy, the Department of the Environment and Energy does not release information on individual compliance and enforcement activities unless it is required for investigation purposes.