‘Mockery’: Turnbull government quietly cuts Adani’s Abbot Point turtle controls

'Mockery': Turnbull government quietly cuts Adani's Abbot Point turtle controls

The Turnbull government has quietly axed eight environmental conditions aimed at protecting vulnerable turtle species set to be affected by Adani's proposed $3 billion coal terminal expansion at Abbot Point in Queensland. The move by the Environment Department, signed by minister Josh Frydenberg on May 10, also modified a ninth condition that required the Indian-owned miner spend $450,000 annually to implement a marine offsets strategy. Those funds will now go to the Reef Trust, possibly from a later date.

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