Statements about Adani coal mine

Feb 13, 2018

Q. Indian mining company Adani wants to build a new coal mine in Queensland which would produce coal to be exported back to India. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Total agree Total dis-agree   Strongly agree Agree Dis-agree Strongly dis-agree Don’t know   Qld. agree Qld dis-agree
The mine will create jobs that Queensland badly needs 58% 25%   15% 43% 13% 12% 18%   72% 19%
The mine will undermine jobs in Queensland tourism by contributing to damage to the great Barrier Reef 53% 22%   26% 27% 16% 6% 24%   42% 39%
The mine will divert investment that would better be spent on developing the renewable industry 51% 25%   23% 28% 18% 7% 24%   47% 33%
The mine will undermine attempts to act on climate change 52% 26%   24% 28% 17% 9% 21%   48% 37%

 

A majority agreed with each statement with around one quarter disagreeing.

However, Queensland respondents were more likely to agree that the mine will create jobs that Queensland badly needs, and somewhat less likely to agree with the other statements.

The views of Labor voters were similar to the average while LNP voters were more likely to agree that the mine will create jobs that Queensland badly needs (70%) and more likely to disagree with the other statements.