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Court doc confirms: govt admitted screwing up Adani approval

Court doc confirms: govt admitted screwing up Adani approval

Bernard Keane August 25, 2015 27 Comments

Federal Court documents show that the government admitted it bungled the approval of the Carmichael coal project -- a failure it has refused to acknowledge in its campaign to gut a key Commonwealth environment protection act.

Federal Court rebukes government’s ‘vigilante litigants’ campaign

Federal Court rebukes government’s ‘vigilante litigants’ campaign

Bernard Keane August 20, 2015 15 Comments

The Federal Court has taken the rare step of correcting claims about its role in the Carmichael case, further undermining the government's insistence that "vigilante litigants" need to be reined in.

Call in the Green Army! Threat of ‘green lawfare’ takes down … wait … only two projects?

Call in the Green Army! Threat of ‘green lawfare’ takes down … wait … only two projects?

Josh Taylor August 19, 2015 20 Comments

Is "green lawfare" really destroying our economy and way of life? Er ...

The rich irony of crying ‘lawfare’ while surrendering our sovereignty

The rich irony of crying ‘lawfare’ while surrendering our sovereignty

Bernard Keane August 17, 2015 13 Comments

The government is complaining about "lawfare" against mining projects while inviting multinationals to sue it and score generous payouts.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey August 13, 2015 1 Comment

Is Hockey quitting politics? ... the Marriage Alliance's Liberal Party links ... Abbott's Carmichael mine porkie pies ...

Coalition’s fight for coal defies reality

Coalition’s fight for coal defies reality

Bernard Keane August 6, 2015 15 Comments

The government's approval for the Carmichael coal project was flawed under its own rules. Greg Hunt's response is to change the rules -- but it still won't save this unviable mine.

Australia bets it all on India’s coal market

Australia bets it all on India’s coal market

Michael Sainsbury January 19, 2015 6 Comments

Tony Abbott has appointed Rio Tinto's CEO to the Australia-India CEO Forum, doubling down on Australia's commitment to mining coal for Indian consumption. What could possibly go wrong?

Newman calls Qld election, News Corp provides the pro-LNP puffery

Newman calls Qld election, News Corp provides the pro-LNP puffery

Alex Mitchell January 6, 2015 16 Comments

The Queensland election will come down to a question of what voters want more: coal seam gas and casinos, or to see Newman and Abbott kicked out of office.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey November 28, 2014 3 Comments

Launching a chronicle of stupidity ... Adani's loan that's not a loan ... Christmas Party watch spies Redfoo ...

While superpowers act on climate, Australia and India poised to double down on coal

While superpowers act on climate, Australia and India poised to double down on coal

Paddy Manning November 13, 2014 5 Comments

Indian company Adani is the last man standing in the Galilee Basin -- and it looks like approval for a giant mine there is all but assured.