The ABC’s Josh Robertson reports (19.2.19) on revelations of Adani’s hardline litigation approach to critics and protestors of its proposed Carmichael coal mine.
‘Lawyers for mining firm Adani proposed waging “war” on opponents of its controversial Queensland mine by using the legal system to pressure government, silence critics and financially cripple activists, according to documents obtained by the ABC.
‘The draft copy of Adani’s new law firm’s aggressive strategy to bring the Carmichael mine to life is labelled “Taking the Gloves Off” and outlines a commercial proposal by AJ & Co to win a multi-million-dollar legal contract with the Indian mining giant.
‘In the document, the Brisbane firm promised to be Adani’s “trained attack dog”.
‘The strategy recommended bankrupting individuals who unsuccessfully challenge Adani in court, using lawsuits to pressure the Queensland Government and social media “bias” as a tool to discredit decisionmakers.’