A spokesperson for Adani said the changes do not affect Adani's commitment to the number of jobs across Queensland."This is simply a change in management structure and ensures that the mine will ultimately be run internally, out of our Adani Australia offices in Townsville," the spokesperson said.
"It's common practice for mine owners to switch between having contractors run their mine or running them in-house."This has been a project on the books for six going on seven years now and they have stuck there."We heard good news from Rockhampton Regional Council that we were going to have a FIFO hub here in Rockhampton." Ms Landry confirmed when she met with the mayor Margaret Strelow yesterday they were still very keen for the Adani Project to go ahead."We now we have Treasurer of Queensland who is saying it doesn't really matter if Adani gets up, it's not the only thing going in the Queensland economy," Senator Canavan said.Senator Matt Canavan, Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry, Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Stelow, Adani Australia CEO Jeyakumar Janakaraj, and member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne after the signing of the MOU regarding the Charmichael Mine FIFO hub and airport.