Updated: Jun 8, 2019

Adani the elephant in the room as Gore meets Palaszczuk


Former United States vice-president and climate change campaigner Al Gore has challenged Australia to avoid the “dinosaur projects of the past,” but avoided mentioning the controversial Adani coal mine.

Mr Gore and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk delivered speeches at a “climate change and economics” business lunch in Brisbane today, ahead of the likely approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine by the state government next week.

Neither uttered the word “Adani” but the $2bn project was the elephant in the room, with Mr Gore previously suggesting Queensland had to choose between the mine or the Great Barrier Reef.

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