Environmental activists voice their opposition to Indian miner Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine, outside Parliament House in Brisbane on Thursday.
Environmental activists voice their opposition to Indian miner Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine, outside Parliament House in Brisbane on Thursday. DAN PELED

Qld Labor commits to Adani despite divisions

INTERNAL Labor divisions may have delayed Adani making a final call on the proposed Carmichael mine, but the Queensland Government has told parliament it is committed to the project.

The government's internal divisions over granting Adani a "royalties holiday” dominated Question Time in State Parliament yesterday when the LNP asked Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and North Queensland Minister Coralee O'Rourke to commit to the mine.

Outside Parliament House in Brisbane, anti-Adani protesters took to the streets to urge politicians against letting the mine go ahead or giving the Indian company taxpayer money or a royalty break.

LNP leader Tim Nicholls accused the government of being divided over the mine after the Left faction's refusal to back a plan to reduce royalties in the mine's first years.

Ms Palaszczuk pointed the finger back at Mr Nicholls, who has criticised Labor over the measure but refused to rule out supporting it.

"The Leader of the Opposition has no plan on royalties,” she said.

- ARM NEWSDESK



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