Protestors against the Adani coal mine rally in 2017.

With Labor turning against Adani (kinda, sorta), supporters of the beleaguered, cash-gouging, proposed environmental catastrophe of the Carmichael mine, have swung to its defence (save for ex-Labor hack Cameron Milner, who has gone vewwy, vewwy quiet).* Brendan Pearson was quick out of the drop-cage in an AFR piece on Thursday.

Pearson is former CEO of the Minerals Council of Australia, cough coal lobby cough,** now free to do a little culture warring, freelance. Pearson compared the electorates of Batman (inner-city Melbourne) and Dawson (coastal Queensland, south of Townsville), and damned the former for opposing the Adani Carmichael coalmine.