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QLD Premier admits Labor let people down in delaying Adani coal mine

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The Premier of Queensland has admitted Labor has let people down by continuously delaying the approval of the Adani coal mine.

The surprising announcement comes after Labor’s shock loss in the federal election.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has now requested Adani Australia CEO Lucas Dow and the independent regulator sit down with the Coordinator General tomorrow to provide a definitive time frame for the Adani project’s approval by Friday.

She has also announced she’s asked the Director-General of the Department of Environment to refer the recruitment process that appointed of Dr Tim Seelig to the Public Service Commission.

Adani Australia CEO Lucas Dow says he’s cautiously optimistic about the announcement.

“If we haven’t got the approvals in the next couple of weeks I’d have to say that today’s announcement by the Premier will be nothing more than a delaying tactic and a media stunt.”

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