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The Carmichael Mine site has the largest population of Black-Throated Finch in Australia

The CSIRO and Geoscience Australia rejected Adani's Groundwater Management Plan in October and February this year but imposed further conditions that they were happy with - so yesterday, the Minister announced that the Plan had been approved.

I spoke to Member for Dawson George Christensen on 4MK today

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The next hurdle is a State Government  Review of the Black-Throated Finch Management plan conducted by an independent panel.

You'll hear George say that some members of that panel are known "anti-Adani protesters".

Whether that's correct or not, who knows, but to negate ANY queries about the panel, wouldn't the government have been better advised to go to the CSIRO or Geoscience Australia?

 Black Throated Finch

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