News

Adani decision is bureaucracy trumping jobs in Queensland

THE delay to the Carmichael coal mine and rail project because of court action by environmentalists is delaying billions of dollars of investment and thousands of jobs for Queensland.

Rockhampton-based federal MPs Michelle Landry and Matt Canavan said what is basically a bureaucratic error by the Environment Department must be fixed urgently so the project can proceed.

"This is nothing to be celebrated," Senator Canavan said. "It will cause delays to desperately-needed jobs and investment throughout the region. It's bureaucracy trumping jobs. It's a nonsense. We cannot let bureaucracy destroy jobs."

RELATED:

Federal Court throws out approval of Adani's Carmichael mine
 

Ms Landry, Member for Capricornia, said she had telephoned Environment Minister Greg Hunt as soon as the decision was announced this morning and had been assured the problem would be fixed ASAP.

"I want this error to be fixed in weeks, not months," she said. "This project must go ahead. It's essential for jobs. What's been delayed here are billions of dollars of investment and thousands of jobs for Central and North Queensland.

"Projects like the Carmichael mine and rail project are essential for the economic prosperity of our State. This must be fixed urgently, so communities, workers and families have certainty about future jobs and investment."

Senator Canavan said it is important to stress there are no environmental issues with the mine and rail project.

"This is a bureaucratic issue about documents. Apparently, there are documents that the Environment Department did not submit to the Minister at the time of his original approval of the mine.

"They relate to two species of reptile - the yakka skink and ornamental snake - and, although there are conditions in the approval to protect these species, the Minister will now formally reconsider the approval.

"Environmental activists have made it clear they will take whatever legal action open to them to try to delay commencement of mining and, in this case, their goal seems to have been achieved.

"This is a technical legal error but the court challenge by environmentalists has been enough to delay investment in this project and cause concern for mining communities, workers and families about their economic future."

Topics:  adani carmicheal mine project matt canavan mining



Date nights under $50

ACCORDING to The Bachelor falling in love involves helicopter rides, private jets, shopping trips, and we mustn’t forget the hot tubs.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

'It was bad': Cowboy tells of terrifying moment bull tore liver

The moment Rohan is stomped by a bull during the PBR.

“When I started dry reaching in the arena I knew it was bad.”

BREAKING: Motorist's shock as rider 'tumbles' after he's hit by Lexus

ACCIDENT: A cyclists was clipped by a car on a busy Rocky road, a witness says.

BIKE rider hit by a car at 'full throttle' on a busy Rocky road.

Family man, former cop downloaded 142 disgusting images

THE 142 dirty images a family man downloaded are revealed in Rocky.

Local Partners

Zonta awards local students

Morgan Lewis, Jacqueline Harper and Hannah Smith have received Encouragement Awards for their recent academic efforts.


Win a $1000

GROCERY GIFT CARD!
Learn More

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Bouldy Bush Ballad Bash a country treat

GREAT WEEKEND EVENT: Keith Jamieson at the Bouldy Bush Ballad Bash.

Country music festival to feature Jeff Brown

Revving up for Classics next weekend

Classics by the Coast, Bell Park, Emu Park

Engines set to roar at Emu Park family day out next weekend

Rebel Wilson says she didn’t have to lie to make it

I’M not glamorous, but that doesn’t make me a liar: that’s the message from Rebel Wilson on her second day in the witness box.

Kim Kardashian slammed over Manchester tribute

Kim Kardashian's tribute to Manchester didn't go down well

Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Top Gun.

TOM Cruise delights fans with announcement on Sunrise.

The first Baywatch movie reviews are in

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

Critics were less than impressed.

Boyfriend loses it over sex lie

Stacey Louise’s sex lie destroys her relationship.

SEVEN Year Switch’s Stacey told a fib about her sex life.

Why Crowe’s thankful for those ‘bulls**t’ rumours

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin in 2007.

Crowe and Terri Irwin have been dodging dating rumours for years now

MOVIE REVIEW: King Arthur - Legend of the Sword

Charlie Hunnam in a scene from the movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Why the critics have got Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur all wrong.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!