Deadlines set for Adani approvals

THE Queensland Government has given itself less than three weeks to finish environmental approvals that will give the red or green light to the Adani coal mine.

The Courier-Mail is reporting Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced her Environment Department had until May 31 to finish approvals for the Black-Throated Finch Management Plan and until June 13 — three days after the state Budget — to complete the groundwater management plan.

“This is good news. This is a breakthrough,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Ms Palaszczuk said the timeframes had been set by the independent Coordinator-General.

“Now, we’ve got some firm time frames for decision making to happen in relation to this project, and you know, our laws, Commonwealth and state, are strict,” she said.

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