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Re: Adani

Postby Lefty » 11 Jan 2018, 06:46

Adani mine: Department asked to investigate council's $18m for private FIFO airstrip

That it was clear from the outset that Adani was unviable and yet these two local councils poured ratepayer money into it smacks of either stupidity or corruption.
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Re: Adani

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Jan 2018, 18:10

https://newmatilda.com/2017/11/16/adani-carmichael-coal-mine-introduction-special-five-part-series/

Unlimited GAB water

Royalty holiday

Booting local aboriginal people of land Adani needs


Yeah, nothing much really.
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Re: Adani

Postby pinkeye » 12 Jan 2018, 00:32

HBS Guy wrote:https://newmatilda.com/2017/11/16/adani-carmichael-coal-mine-introduction-special-five-part-series/

Unlimited GAB water

Royalty holiday

Booting local aboriginal people of land Adani needs


Yeah, nothing much really.



So much for the Rule of Law :roll :roll .

Fine,.... until certain economic interests become involved.


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Re: Adani

Postby johnsmith » 20 Jan 2018, 09:15

Adani: Finance agency talks suggest door not shut on taxpayer funding

Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has quietly explored the option of taxpayer support for Adani's embattled coal project through Australia's export finance agency.

The Export Finance and Investment Corporation (EFIC) has confirmed it held "exploratory" talks on Adani with the office of Mr Ciobo, who last year ordered the agency to resume financing local mining projects after banks shied away from the coal sector.

EFIC also confirmed it had repeated dealings with Adani, contradicting its own managing director's statement to a federal Senate committee in October that it had had no contact with the miner.

However, the agency — in answers last month to questions on notice from a Senate Estimates Hearing — said it was "not currently considering funding any coal projects".

The prospect of a loan or a guarantee from EFIC would give Adani's controversial project an alternative path to taxpayer support, after the Queensland Government shot down its bid for a $1 billion loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

EFIC's revelation of contact with Adani are at odds with a statement by its managing director Swati Dave to the Senate committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade in October.

Asked by Labor senator Alex Gallacher if EFIC had had "any informal discussions, approaches, cups of tea" with Adani regarding Mr Ciobo's new direction on Australian mining projects, Ms Dave said "No, we haven't".

Mr Ciobo, who changed EFIC's mandate to support local mine projects amid a flurry of Adani-related dealings, had declined since last May to say whether EFIC was looking at funding Adani.
In an answer on notice to Senator Gallacher on December 18, EFIC said it had been "contacted by Adani a number of times regarding their projects in Australia".

"Adani has provided information regarding its investment in the Abbot Point port, its expansion plans in Australia and associated contracts," EFIC said.

The agency had given documents to Adani but was unable to provide copies as they "contain confidential information regarding aspects of their projects".

EFIC confirmed it had spoken to Mr Ciobo's office regarding Adani's Australian projects, saying: "The nature of the discussions was exploratory."

A spokesman for Mr Ciobo declined to elaborate on the discussions.

An Adani spokeswoman also declined to comment on talks with EFIC.


Changing the rules

Mr Ciobo changed EFIC rules on September 9 last year.

A day earlier he and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce wrote to the Chinese Government in support of Adani.

Mr Ciobo had travelled to India and met with Adani chairman Gautam Adani as part of an Australia-India CEO Forum on August 30.

Mr Ciobo also received Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade briefings on Adani's coal project on August 9, 14 and 25 and September 13.

The minister told Sky News last October he changed EFIC's mandate because "we've seen the Australian banking sector shirk from what I think are some very legitimate operations here in Australia".

He was speaking in response to a question about the lack of local bank support for Adani's Carmichael mine.

Mr Ciobo has elsewhere justified the EFIC change by citing "the stepped-up campaigning of activist groups which is discouraging our major retail banks from financing otherwise-viable exporters in the coal sector".

Major Chinese banks have since ruled out financing Adani, which set a March deadline for financial close on the Carmichael project.

Anti-Adani activists are calling on the Queensland Labor Government to veto a rival NAIF loan bid by Aurizon for a Galilee Basin rail line, in line with an election promise to stop any taxpayer funding to enable Adani's mine.

Tom Swann, a researcher at the progressive think tank the Australia Institute, said the Productivity Commission had long opposed EFIC propping up local mines.

"Taxpayer funding shouldn't even be on the table — whether it's Adani's coal mine, Adani's rail line, or Aurizon's rail line to Adani's mine," he said



http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-20/adani-finance-agency-talks-suggest-door-not-shut-taxpayer-funds/9344886


Ciobo the dickhead is changing the rules so as to be able to waste taxpayer funds.

Just how much have Adani donated to the libs?
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Re: Adani

Postby HBS Guy » 20 Jan 2018, 11:16

Obviously, lots.

Adani is just a smokescreen: they really want to build the railway for Gina but taxpayers might protest. Bah, corrupt bloody Lib govt!
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