Matt Canavan's Jobs, jobs, jobs Adani mantra is BS #stopAdani

Jobs, jobs, and more jobs, that's the mantra by both the Liberal National Coalition Federal Government and the Queensland State Labor Government, and bugger the reef and the rising temperatures of climate change.


  1. Matt Canavan, and Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce on Lateline, continue this mantra, to peddle the myth that 10,000 jobs will be generated, when in court Adani admitted only 1464 jobs would be created. In fact, Adani hope to fully automate much of the mining and transport, so jobs could be even less than stated in court. It is not the great jobs bonanza that the Queensland Premier and Federal Government Ministers have been spruiking.
  2. ACIL Allen Consulting director Jerome Fahrer did a detailed economic assessment report (PDF) for the company which estimated that the region containing the mine would have an increase of just 483 full-time equivalent jobs while Queensland as a whole would have an extra 1206 full-time equivalent jobs. A far cry from the 10,000 jobs figure that everyone pushing the project loudly screams.
  3. Time to pay attention to what Adani is really saying on jobs, not what the politicians are saying:
  4. and time to consider that India is rapidly ramping up renewables, increasing local coal production while imported coal trade is declining. Solar PV farms are now costing at the bottom of the range of new coal power stations. Development of any new coal power stations has been delayed at least a decade, and by then there will not be a market for polluting coal plants.
  5. and then we have Matt Canavan meeting Gautam Adani talking up jobs again and ignoring the tens of thousands of jobs in tourism in North Queensland facing economic decline from the climate impact of warming waters and coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Good one Matt, the drug pusher trying to seal another deal in Queensland's dirty fossil fuel addiction.
  6. Read how he reacted to Westpac Bank's new climate policy: