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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

No means no. We are at the start of a climate emergency. We don’t need any more coal mines. We can’t. Our atmosphere can not sustain another 50 points of CO2.
Thomas 2019-11-29 17:07:57 +1100
I think it’s a disgrace we are desperate for water and this is allowed to happen
Sue 2019-11-29 17:07:37 +1100
Mark 2019-11-29 17:06:50 +1100
Australia is the third biggest exporter of CO2 emissions. Why make us number 1? 18th century coal has no place in an overheated world.
Darryl 2019-11-29 17:03:24 +1100
lyall 2019-11-29 17:03:21 +1100
Andrew 2019-11-29 17:02:50 +1100
Keep your word, no public money for Adanii’s filthy coal mine
Robert 2019-11-29 17:02:03 +1100
STOP ADANI – and STOP Subsidising this monster!
Carine 2019-11-29 17:01:03 +1100
Listen to the people who voted you in & can get rid of you just as easily
Laurel 2019-11-29 16:58:04 +1100
Kim 2019-11-29 16:58:02 +1100
The water that you so generously give to Adani is not yours to give, it belongs to the farmers & the future generations. How dare you give away our children’s future survival. And with our economy being in the state that it’s in, to break your election promise & offer hand outs to a coal criminal like Adani, when that money could be used for good.
Carolyn 2019-11-29 16:56:59 +1100
no special royalty deal with adani
margaret 2019-11-29 16:55:53 +1100
We have told you millions of times that Adani cannot be trusted and their mine will make the threat of the climate change worse. And right now, that threat has become more serious than ever. Just recently, I have seen many articles saying that we have gone dangerously close to tipping points such as with the Amazon Rainforest and the world’s ice almost being completely gone. And I know that once we are past these tipping points, climate change will be irreversible and not only does it scare me to think of the consequences, it also upsets me. Our government is always talking about strengthening the economy, but what good would an economy be on a planet that will be too hot to live in and everything will be dead and dry because of the heat? Especially since we are in a drought and we’ve just had some serious bushfires that killed six people and destroyed a lot of homes. And then there’s our future generations. What will they do about the mess that will be left behind by their ancestors? What will we be leaving behind for them? Is that our legacy? An uninhabitable planet for our future generations who will be wondering why we did nothing to stop the climate change? No. Our legacy should be a beautiful, comfortable and healthy planet for everyone to live in. This is a matter we cannot ignore any longer. This isn’t just a planet. This is our home – the only home we have and love. Thoughts and prayers are not enough to stop this threat. We have to do so much more if we are to still live on Earth. So I ask you as a concerned citizen and autistic man, as well as on behalf of our people and future generations, (not only in Australia, but the rest of the world too) to please do not let this mine go forward and help us put a stop to the climate change and save our home. Thank you very much.
Alex 2019-11-29 16:54:30 +1100
Qld has heavy debt levels. Adani is not going to pay we the people of QLD will pay with no water, polluted sea and creeks etal, bad pollution issues. Invest our money elsewhere not coal not Adani
Barbara 2019-11-29 16:53:55 +1100
Halina 2019-11-29 16:47:20 +1100
Lynette 2019-11-29 16:37:34 +1100
It’s ludicrous to even contemplate giving Adani a royalty deal for what will be a stranded asset as the whole world moves away from fossil fuels.
Kerry 2019-11-29 16:23:59 +1100
Catherine 2019-11-29 15:45:05 +1100
No royalty deal.
Kerry 2019-11-29 15:33:26 +1100
Joe 2019-11-29 15:27:51 +1100
Ha much money did the premier get?.Adani is rotten left India mine in a mess people’ S sick did not pay taxes send in Singapore too is brother get free water gouvernement still the native title you a discredit for QLD
Anne-Lise 2019-11-29 15:19:04 +1100
Cody 2019-11-29 15:11:08 +1100
Cathryn 2019-11-29 15:10:17 +1100
Jessica 2019-11-29 14:59:44 +1100
The Adani mine must not proceed not only because the burning of the coal adds to greenhouse emissions or that it is obscene for them to use Artesian basin water to wash coal in a drought, but because it is such a dangerous precedent for coal miners like Rinehart and Palmer waiting to see what happens. The taxpayers of Qld should not forgo any taxes/royalties to facilitate this appalling mine.
Lois 2019-11-29 14:39:59 +1100
Breanne 2019-11-29 14:31:50 +1100
Amy 2019-11-29 14:29:57 +1100
Don’t do it.
Bev 2019-11-29 14:26:44 +1100
Tony 2019-11-29 14:18:37 +1100
Rob 2019-11-29 14:03:21 +1100