Australian news, and some related international items

Senate calls on Coalition to rule out financing Adani’s Carmichael coalmine

coal CarmichaelMine2Greens motion also calls on government to rule out publicly funding any of the mine’s associated infrastructure ~ Michael Slezak @MikeySlezak 1 September 2016

“The government is under increasing pressure to rule out public funding for Adani’s Carmichael coalmine, after the Senate passed a Greens motion calling on the Coalition to rule out financing the mine or any associated infrastructure.

“The government did not oppose the motion, so it was carried without a formal count on Thursday.

Larissa Waters, the Australian Greens deputy leader and mining spokesperson, said:

“Australia must not spend public money propping up a project that more than a dozen private banks have refused to finance, especially while this government is trying to cut $1bn from clean energy.” … ”


September 3, 2016 - Posted by | General News

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