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Gautam Adani’s company is in line to get an extraordinary helping hand from Malcolm Turnbull’s government to develop the Carmichael coal mine. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Report: government won’t rule out underwriting Adani’s Carmichael coal mine

If the government were to provide loan insurance or loan guarantees, the banks might be more inclined to fund Adani. Taxpayers would then be at risk for the estimated $10 billion in project finance.
The public and finance sectors – but not the government, it seems – are questioning the wisdom of investing in infrastructure for projects like the Adani coal mine. Lukas Coch/AAP

To get the ‘good debt’ tick, infrastructure needs to be fit for the future

If infrastructure is to meet the needs and challenges of an uncertain future, we need to move beyond the AAA ratings mindset and aim for net-positive social and ecological outcomes as well.
Coal mines, such as this one near Bowen, use water for everything from equipment cooling to dust management. CSIRO

Why does the Carmichael coal mine need to use so much water?

Adani's controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin has been granted an unlimited 60-year water licence. But a range of measures could help the industry use less freshwater.
Companies in the developing world, like Adani Group headed by Gautam Adani, have achieved enormous success through strong ties with governments. Amit Dave/Reuters

Unpicking the labyrinth that is India’s Adani

Even though the setup of the Indian Adani Group draws scrutiny in developed countries like Australia, it's common and makes sense in the context of emerging markets like India.
Abbot Point port would have to be expanded to ship coal from the proposed new mine. AAP Image/Greenpeace

Four environmental reasons why fast-tracking the Carmichael coal mine is a bad idea

Queensland's planned new coal mine could impact the climate, the Great Barrier Reef, water, and local species. Yet still it has been declared as 'critical infrastructure' by the state government.
It may not be coal for Christmas for Adani, unless it gets its foot in the ground. Coal image from www.shutterstock.com

Adani should bow out gracefully from its Carmichael coal mine

With the last major court case cleared, Adani is free to proceed with its Carmichael coal mine. But the business case is not looking good.
Leader of The Greens, Richard Di Natale, speaking on ABC TV’s Q&A program. Q&A

FactCheck Q&A: Will India no longer buy Australian coal?

Richard Di Natale, leader of The Greens, told the Q&A audience that India will no longer buying Australian coal but presenter Tony Jones said he thought that was wrong. We check the facts.
Federal Attorney-General George Brandis wants to remove green groups’ blanket eligibility to challenge environmental approvals in the courts. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

Brandis’ changes to environmental laws will defang the watchdogs

The government plans to change the law so green groups don't automatically qualify to mount legal challenges against environmental approvals. That would make it much harder for green watchdogs to act.
Attorney General George Brandis believes a recent court decision backing an environmental group is an illegitimate use of the law. Is he right? AAP/Lukas Coch

The government vs the environment: lawfare in Australia

The federal government want to stop green groups from using "lawfare". But proposed changes threaten to seriously curtail public interest litigation in Australia.
AAP/Dan Peled

Coal: here and now versus there and then

The Federal Court’s decision to overturn the Adani Group’s federal environmental approval to build the A$16 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland highlights policy issues that have a significance…

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