Saturday, May 27, 2017

Federal Labor feels the heat over Adani, and Coalition is sweating too

When it comes to the Adani Carmichael coalmine, the spotlight this week has been trained on Queensland as the state government battled an internal split on whether to give the project a royalties holiday. There have also been murmurings in Canberra, where Labor MPs are starting to express public opposition to a project many have been privately wringing their hands about.

 ‘One Labor figure puts the problem for his party this way:
It is talismanic; It’s the litmus test.’ 
But to fathom the next phase in the political battle against the project, we need to train our eyes a bit further south.

Over this past week in Victoria, the Greens have launched a new fundraising drive to produce placards which will begin appearing shortly around the electorates of Melbourne, Batman, Wills and Melbourne Ports.


Read Katherine Murphy’s story on The Guardian - “Federal Labor feels the heat over Adani, and Coalition is sweating too.”

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