Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (15:38): I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:
That the Senate:
(a) congratulates the federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia and the Queensland state Premier for their leadership in bringing the Adani Carmichael coalmine in Queensland's Galilee Basin another step closer to being a reality;
(b) recognises that the much-needed boost to employment in North Queensland generally and in the resources sector specifically that the Adani Carmichael coalmine will deliver;
(c) welcomes the positioning of Adani's regional headquarters in Townsville; and
(d) notes that the road, rail and port infrastructure upgrades directly resulting from Adani's investment in the Galilee Basin will provide benefits to businesses and communities across Northern Australia.