Mining giant Adani has been accused of exaggerating the number of jobs its massive Queensland coal mine would produce.
Environmental organisation Coast and Country seized on revelations in court on Monday the Carmichael mega-mine in the Galilee Basin would create an average of 1464 jobs per year, not the 10,000 jobs figure more commonly associated with the project.
The organisation is looking to block the mine in the Land Court of Australia, represented by lawyers from the Environmental Defenders Office Queensland.
Coast and Country spokesman Derec Davies accused Adani of misrepresenting the numbers.
“Adani’s jobs numbers were wildly exaggerated to give the misleading impression of a jobs bonanza to offset the risks of this dangerous mine,” he said in a statement.
“The true jobs figures, which this court case has forced Adani to reveal, change the equation and represent roughly 8536 broken promises to the workers of Queensland.”