QUEENSLAND’S Mines Minister says potential legal action was one of the considerations he factored in before granting mining leases for Adani’s controversial coal mine.

Anthony Lynham said he pressed on with leases for the $22 billion mine, rail and port project because it would create thousands of jobs, after carefully weighing up the benefits and challenges of the project.

…But national resource industry employer group, the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), said the Carmichael approvals could not come soon enough for Queensland.

“This significant project should now be given full support for what it represents – a welcome boost for Queensland’s economy and jobs,” AMMA’s Scott Barklamb said.

The full article was published in The Courier Mail on 05 April 2016.