Traditional owners still stand in Adani’s way

16 May 2019

Just moments before calling the Federal Election, the Federal Environment Minister granted its final approval for Adani's proposed Carmichael mine, this time related to its groundwater plan. Yet regardless of the red carpet the Federal Government has rolled out for Adani and its mine, a number of hurdles still stand in the way. Of foremost significance, Adani have failed to secure an uncontested agreement with Traditional Owners, and a forthcoming legal case may deliver a knock out blow to the mine. Read the full piece here:

Traditional owners allege that Adani manipulated the native title process. Darren England/AAP

Co-authored by Professor of Environment and Development Sociology, Kristen Lyons, and Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Morgan Brigg, The University of Queensland.