‘The Adani Mine, Climate Catastrophe and the Promise of a Green Economy’ – Adrian Skerritt

The Adani mine will have a devastating effect on precarious equatorial environments. It will play a role in driving millions from their homes. It will further destabilise the economies of rural Queensland towns and consume state resources that could otherwise be spent on schools, hospitals, public housing and social services. It will ruin Aboriginal land. It will fatally pollute underground water sources and the Great Barrier Reef. If we discovered the Queensland and … Read more

‘The Social Failure of Mining’ – Howard Guille

Howard Guille is a respected political economist and former Secretary of the Queensland Division of the National Tertiary Education Union. He is a Research Associate of the TJ Ryan Foundation. In September 2016, at a TJ Ryan Foundation / QCU seminar on ‘Jobs of the future in an uncertain environment’, Howard presented a paper on the social failure of mining. His analysis exposed Adani and other proponents of mining in Queensland for ‘exaggerating the contribution … Read more