Everyone has had a gutful on Adani, says Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

PREMIER STEPS IN: Annastacia Palaszczuk is visiting Mackay after Labor's federal electoral wipe-out there.
PREMIER STEPS IN: Annastacia Palaszczuk is visiting Mackay after Labor's federal electoral wipe-out there.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called for a timeline on the approval process in Adani's controversial proposed coal mine, saying everyone has had a gutful of waiting.

Ms Palaszczuk has called in her state co-ordinator-general to meet with Adani and the independent regulator to oversee the approvals process on Thursday and fix a timeline for public release by Friday.

Adani Australia chief executive Lucas Dow welcomed the meeting but warned if the approvals process was not complete in two weeks then it would be just another delaying tactic by the government.

The state's drawn-out process of approving Adani's plans for a massive coal mine in the Galilee Basin has been blamed for federal Labor's poor performance in Saturday's election in Queensland.

Ms Palaszczuk visited the Hay Point Coal Terminal with local state MP Julieanne Gilbert amid pressure to listen to regional voters if it is to stand a chance of re-election at next year's state poll.

Speaking to voters Ms Palaszczuk said she was sorry Labor had let them down, reaffirmed her commitment to jobs in the state and reminded voters she represented a "very working class electorate".

Ms Palaszczuk said she understood there was frustration about lack of decision on the Adani coal mine.

"We need some certainty and we need some time-frames," she said. "I sense the frustration of the community. I'm frustrated. I think everyone's had a gutful of this, frankly."

Mr Dow wants the Carmichael coal mine approved immediately, saying the Queensland Labor government has been reviewing Adani's management plans for more than two years.

The government has repeatedly said it is up to Adani to complete all the required paperwork, and Adani has said the government keeps moving the goal posts.

Mr Dow has written to all state MPs asking for an urgent meeting to understand their position on the massive Carmichael coal project.

Australian Associated Press

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