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As bushfires rage across the country, the Queensland government is considering a secret deal with Adani that could mean the coal corporation pockets hundreds of millions of dollars of public money for its climate-wrecking mine.

Analysis by The Australia Institute shows Adani’s special coal royalty deal could be worth between $250 and $700 million dollars. The Palaszczuk Government has refused to reveal the terms of this shady arrangement, claiming it’s too confidential for us to know about.

Our elected representatives have a responsibility to create a future where our communities, reef and wildlife thrive, not prop up dirty coal.
Add your name to this open letter to send the Premier a clear message — no dirty royalty deal for Adani:

“Dear Premier,

During the last Queensland election you promised there would be no public money for Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine.

If Adani’s mine goes ahead it would unleash billions of tonnes of pollution, at a time when we must rapidly phase out coal and take urgent action on the climate crisis.

We ask you to keep your election promise and not cut a special royalty deal with Adani.”

Photo: #ClimateStrike on 3 May 2019. Credit: School Strike

Latest Supporters

.Adani is NOT in anyone’s best interest.
Ronald 2019-11-30 09:10:31 +1100
Neville 2019-11-30 09:09:40 +1100
Ian 2019-11-30 09:08:50 +1100
Lindsay 2019-11-30 09:07:50 +1100
Please don’t go ahead with the royalties deal you have set up with Adani. It will be on your head if they can’t repay it. We don’t need another coal mine in Australia. Replace it with a renewables project.
Annette 2019-11-30 09:05:37 +1100
David 2019-11-30 09:05:29 +1100
Martyn 2019-11-30 09:04:52 +1100
Keep Australian assets for Australians. Stop selling our country bit by bit, piece by piece. My children will have to deal with the theft and squander of the political traitors of today. Stop the sale of the country now!!
Brent 2019-11-30 09:04:34 +1100
Why don’t you be transparent with aust5alian public? We deserve better you are abusing our trust in YOU
Kathleen 2019-11-30 09:04:17 +1100
Paul 2019-11-30 09:02:41 +1100
Anthony 2019-11-30 09:01:48 +1100
Adan is a disaster.
We don’t want them here – please send them home.
Antoinette 2019-11-30 09:01:32 +1100
The Carmichael Mine project is having trouble meeting their commitments to the State of Queensland. While some minor contracts are being awarded to local companies, an increasing number are being awarded to foreign companies after setting up linkages with Australian companies to cover up the problem. This is a ‘stranded asset’ in the making that has already cost us dearly in credibility and processing false promises. Still no insurance, no major construction contracts and no social license. Announcements that they are about to start mining are getting laughable. No more extensions should be allowed. Royalties charged to foreign companies to export our assets need to provide realistic compensation considering the paucity of real jobs, the climate impacts and the low level of trust that we have in any statement by Adani.
Anne 2019-11-30 09:00:52 +1100
Our country is burning! The Adani mine will make things worse!
Annie 2019-11-30 09:00:43 +1100
Martin 2019-11-30 09:00:29 +1100
Don’t cosy up to Asani, it is only going to end in tears for the taxpayers and the environment.
Michael 2019-11-30 08:59:23 +1100
Itt doesn’t stake up financial and it certainly doesn’t stake up environmentally.
Rob 2019-11-30 08:59:23 +1100
Trish 2019-11-30 08:59:15 +1100
If we want young Queenslanders to have a future we cannot be giving Adani a step up here.

We should not be loaning them public money.

We should not be contributing to further emissions.

They certainly shouldn’t be allowed such a large amount of water when climate change is going to make Queensland hotter and dryer.

They are bragging about automating everything from pitface to port, so there are no jobs.

Stop Adani Now.
David 2019-11-30 08:58:51 +1100
Revoke revoke revoke.
Martina 2019-11-30 08:58:30 +1100
Michelle 2019-11-30 08:57:51 +1100
Unbelievable that Adani was given permission to start a mine in the first place. Corrupt politicians alloeing this to happen, and tax payers will have to fund it, including the clean up when the company bails out. The company has such a poor record, it should never have even been considered. Shame on the government.
May 2019-11-30 08:57:38 +1100
els 2019-11-30 08:56:49 +1100
Michaela 2019-11-30 08:56:41 +1100
Premier Palaszczuk, would you be happy leaving your state in a position where it can no longer put infrastructure in because it cant afford too as Adani cant pay back the money it owed because you cut them a deal whilst in parliament! Don’t cut a royalty deal with them, otherwise you will leave parliament knowing that you contributed to the downfall of the state!
Janet 2019-11-30 08:56:04 +1100
Grow a spine and stand up for what is morally correct Premier. No amount of money replaces the ruined environment.
Andrew 2019-11-30 08:55:28 +1100
Elisa 2019-11-30 08:55:21 +1100
Lindy 2019-11-30 08:55:16 +1100
Queensland get your shit together and quit pushing this Adani coal mine! Focus on renewables, focus on permaculture, focus on sustainable farming practices!

Let’s fix this world not fuck it up with project like adani!
Jeremy 2019-11-30 08:55:12 +1100
Ann 2019-11-30 08:54:52 +1100