Greens pressure Labor to block Adani mine

The Greens are trying to goad federal Labor to block Adani's Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.
The Greens are trying to goad federal Labor to block Adani's Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.

The Greens are trying to goad federal Labor into blocking Adani's Carmichael coal mine by supporting legislation that would prohibit new thermal coal mines in Queensland's Galilee Basin.

Greens MP Adam Bandt has introduced the draft laws to parliament, saying the world is in the midst of a climate emergency and the basin is a "giant carbon bomb".

"The Labor Party could stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine today," Mr Bandt told parliament on Monday.

Australian Associated Press