The site of Adani’s Carmichael Coal mine project in north Queensland.
The site of Adani’s Carmichael Coal mine project in north Queensland.

Adani funding remains an issue in final days of campaign

CONTROVERSY surrounding Adani's Carmichael megamine has remained one of the key election issues as both major parties continue to circle the state in the final days of the campaign.

Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk has remained tight lipped about whether a Labor government would help upgrade roads that service the mine amid reports that negotiations have begun with some local councils regarding funding.

"Let me make it very clear, there is no taxpayer funds going to the Adani mine," she said.

"The state government has negotiations with councils about all of their various council roads."

"Let me reiterate. There is no taxpayers' funds going directly to the Adani mine."

"I am ruling out no taxpayer funds going directly to the mine, full stop. I've said that at length."

Opposition leader Tim Nicholls slammed Ms Palaszczuk while speaking to media in Hervey Bay, saying she had been "lying through her teeth" about the project.

"We still don't know the details of her secret royalties deal and today we're learning about another secret deal in relation to funding roads.

"Look, Annastacia Palaszczuk has been flip flopping on this issue ever since day one.

"She tells people in regional Queensland she's for it, she's been telling people in the southeast she's against it, God knows what she's telling the companies, God knows what she's telling the local councils."

News Corp Australia


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