28 July 2017

Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into the governance and operation of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF)

On 28 July 2017, The Flagship Project leaders provided a submission to the Senate Committee related to the public interest assessment of the governance and operation of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

Given the current proposal for NAIF to provide $900 million in funding for railway infrastructure related to the proposed Adani mine, this Senate Inquiry -- and the activities of the NAIF more broadly -- are of direct relevance to this project.

You can read our submission to the inquiry here. 176 Kb (PDF)

4 July 2017

The Economic (non)viability of the Adani Galilee Basin Project

As the Adani mine proposal becomes a central issue in Australian politics, UQ's Professor John Quiggin looks in detail at the economic (non)viability of the mine, which has driven the company’s appeals for subsidies and government support.

Prof. Quiggin also suggests three reasons the unviable project is still being pursued by its supporters.

20 June 2017

The GCI-funded flagship project: ‘We Are The People From That Land: Centring Indigenous peoples’ rights in the transition to a sustainable, low carbon future’ has progressed strongly during the first six months of 2017.

The project has set out to explore the international Indigenous movement that is re-imagining human rights and social and economic development in the global era of scarce water resources, climate change and energy transition.

A new report, compiled by senior researchers from The University of Queensland, raises issues crucial to the important and timely debate about native title and the rights of Indigenous peoples in Australia and around the world.

The report entitled 'Unfinished Business: Adani, the State and the Indigenous Rights Struggle of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council', was launched at the UQ Global Change Institute on Monday, 13 June 2017. 

A copy of the report can be downloaded here 3.7 MB (PDF).

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26 Oct 2016

Australia’s coal politics are undermining democratic and Indigenous rights


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