Carmichael Coal Mine

This is Mackay Conservation Group's general Carmichael Coal Mine / Stop Adani campaign.
Appeal the approval of the mine


MCG welcomes legal action. POSTED BY PETER MCCALLUM · NOVEMBER 09, 2015 11:29 AM
Mackay Conservation Group welcomes ACF Legal Action. Mackay Conservation Group has welcomed the announcement today that the Australian Conservation Foundation will challenge the approval of the Adani Carmichael mine. The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has several grounds on which it is appealing the Federal Government’s approval of the mine. Read more.

Carmichael reapproval risks threatened species, water, public funds. POSTED BY PETER MCCALLUM · OCTOBER 15, 2015 4:32 PM
Only two months ago we won a Federal court challenge to the controversial Carmichael coal mine but Minister Hunt’s reapproval risks threatened species, precious groundwater, the global climate and taxpayers’ money. Minister Hunt has again failed the people of Australia by failing to address new evidence on the devastating impacts of what would be
Australia’s largest coal mine. Hunt’s new conditions do not adequately deal with the seriousness of the implications of this mine. Simply put, these impacts are very serious, and can’t be offset. The mine should have been refused. Read more.

Court win no ‘mere technicality’ POSTED BY ELLEN ROBERTS · OCTOBER 12, 2015 2:01 PM
ADANI CARMICHAEL COURT DEFEAT NO MERE TECHNICALITY. Court cases reveal deep flaws in modelling, devastating impacts. Indian coal giant Adani, the mining industry and the Federal Environment Minister are wrong to characterise today’s Federal court decision as a ‘technical glitch’, when it is symptomatic of deep flaws with the Carmichael proposal that have only been revealed through proper court scrutiny, said Ms Ellen Roberts, Coordinator of Mackay Conservation Group. “Court action has shown the proposed Carmichael mine to be a train wreck on multiple fronts. The mine’s impact on vulnerable species shows up just one of many problems that the assessment process failed to properly address and that Adani has done its best to conceal,” Ms Roberts said.

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Group Leading this Campaign: Mackay Conservation Group

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Who this Campaign is Targeting: Federal Government

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Outcome Evidence: The appeal was undertaken but was unsuccessful. As stated on ABC news 'Adani: Australian Conservation Foundation loses appeal against $16b Carmichael coal mine'. Sourced 12/4/2022 from

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Carmichael Coal Mine