Protests to continue as Adani gets to work

By AAP Newswire

Adani is getting on with the job of building its Carmichael coal mine as opponents prepare for a renewed campaign of protests.

The mining giant released pictures and videos of bridge reinforcement work underway on Friday, a day after winning Queensland approval to construct the thermal coal mine.

Opponents of the Galilee Basin mine project say politicians have failed them, so they will wage a nonviolent campaign and brave mass arrests to stop the project.

Ben Pennings from Galilee Blockade says politicians have failed to represent the people of Queensland.

"Sustained nonviolent tactics like strikes, boycotts, street occupations and blockades will communicate our refusal to ever allow thermal coal mining in the Galilee Basin.

"Whoever gets contracted to build the Adani mine is a brave company indeed."

Former Greens leader Bob Brown said there will be a peaceful vigil outside the India's high commission in Canberra on Saturday to highlight what he says is Adani's "appalling record of environmental destruction and corruption" overseas.

Other protests will follow.

Adani Australia chief executive Lucas Dow said there could be up to 1800 ongoing jobs once the company starts exporting coal, expected within two years.