Federal Court backs Adani

The Federal Court has rejected an attempt to stop Adani Australia from registering an Indigenous land use agreement (ILUA) for its Carmichael coal development in Queensland.

An indigenous group had appealed a court decision that blocked its application to extend an interim injunction, permitted last December, however the court dismissed the application earlier this month and has blocked an appeal of that decision.

Adani welcomed the Federal Court decision, saying it represented an important milestone in the development of the Carmichael project and paved the way for the granting of interests in land detailed in its ILUA.

Adani has committed to an Indigenous employment target of 7.5 per cent, $250 million for indigenous business development and contracting, and a $7.5 million Indigenous training package that includes a target of 10 per cent Indigenous trainees at Carmichael.