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Adani caught out ripping off taxpayers in India

Media Release
Larissa Waters 26 May 2017

Adani has been caught out ripping off Indian taxpayers, why will Queensland be any different, say the Australian Greens.  

According to reports by Indian media, the Adani group has ripped off the State Government of Kerala, approximately $6 billion AUD in a dodgy deal to build a port at Vizhinjam.

The media reports refer to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General that has been tabled in the Indian Parliament.  

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader said:

“This damning finding by India’s most senior auditor raises serious questions for Queensland Labor

“Why are they in bed with a company with a track record of ripping off taxpayers, environmental destruction and allegations of corruption, fraud, human rights violations and money laundering?

“In Australia, Adani is already trying to fleece the Queensland taxpayers, aided and abetted by Queensland Labor.

“This revelation is more proof that the Adani group is not fit to operate what will be one of the world's biggest coal-mines.

“Queensland Labor should stand up for Queenslanders and stop grovelling at the feet of this dodgy multi-national mining company”.

 

Contact: Lauren Gillin 0419 626 725

 

Background

The report by India’s Comptroller and Auditor General has been reported in The Times of India and The Economic Times

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is a position established under the Constitution of India.  It is described as “the supreme audit institution of India”.

 

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