From our cosy cottage here in my little valley down south, Adani is of little importance to me. I do not share your views on coal mines, but concede that as a corporation Adani seem a bit shonky. No different to most miners but shonky. I do know as they are a major part of my customer base.
The question is about good government and our nation is not blessed with much of that. Here in Victoria, we have a higher degree of competence and a Premier of strength and integrity. Though even some of their work can be bewildering. All Governments have little appetite to battle the mining industry, which I would nationalise.
Coal mines are not illegal, and until enough renewable energy generation is developed we still need to burn fossil fuels, and again with the lack of Federal Government initiative in renewables, coal will be needed for another 50 years. So given that, I do not oppose the Carmichael Basin mine if it meets all environmental requirements, pays it workers award or better, pays all taxes in Australia and receives no funding from any tax payer source.
As I understand, Federal Labor is not supportive of Adani, but of course there is strong support from key unions such as the AWU and CFMEU, and strong opposition from groups inside Labor like LEAN. I am not sure what Labor values you think ADANI offends, in fact, our principles support resource development and job creation.
Your Premier has put the question to the people and she will live or die by a democratic vote. So your vote is a two edged sword, as a vote for Labor will give you a better option in many ways than the LNP, but could be taken as a vote for ADANI. A vote for LNP ensures ADANI and another dose of previous destructive conservative policy from the past Premiers acolyte.
But love it or hate it benfti that is democracy.
If your Premier has a post election job lined up as you suggest, then it is disappointing, but there is no real evidence of this and just unwarranted speculation by your side to cloud the real issue. The Greens and the Environmental movement have a poor strategic approach, as the apoplectic ranting and unsubstantiated claims turn many off. I have this same issue within the ALP with LEAN who use scare tactics to graphically show the end of the World with rising seas and wild weather events. My advice to them, which they surprisingly seem to have taken is to offer practical suggestions on what all of us can do at grassroots level to improve our carbon footprint.
The hysteria strategy just gives the conservatives more ammunition to continue their profit motives programs.
In any case, I live in my cosy cocoon, with panels on the roof, and a wind turbine going up at my office in the next few weeks. I have just purchased a trendy hybrid car, nearly bought a Tesla but it was a cost too high and diligently seperate all my waste accordingly.
The truth is that I will be long dead before the sea laps at my cottage door and ADANI will never go ahead for economic reasons.