The federal Labor senator Lisa Singh has said the Adani coalmine would be “a huge mistake for this country” in a departure from the official Labor position. The opposition maintains the controversial project can proceed on its merits, but without any government support.
| Labor senator Lisa Singh (centre) with Tasmanian |
independent senator Jacqui Lambie. Singh has said
the proposed Carmichael coalmine has no merit.
Singh, a left-leaning Tasmanian senator, told Guardian Australia on Tuesday the coal project had absolutely no merit.
“If we are going to be serious about climate change, we should not be starting any new coalmines in this country,” she said. “I understand the need for jobs in the regions, but those jobs need to be long-term sustainable jobs.
Read Katherine Murphy’s story on The Guardian - “Labor senator breaks ranks and says Adani coalmine would be a 'huge mistake’.”