People protest against the Adani mine in Australia

Picture copyright

Picture caption

Plans for the mine have drawn protests throughout Australia

Australia has given the ultimate approval for development to start on a controversial coal mine to be constructed by Indian firm Adani.

The mine, in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, has been the topic of years of hold-ups over environmental approvals.

But it surely was given the go-ahead by the state authorities on Thursday, after earlier receiving federal approval.

Critics say the venture’s true environmental influence stays unclear.

Initially, Adani promised the mine can be one of many greatest on this planet and create 10,000 jobs.

However the venture has been scaled again considerably and it’s now anticipated to make use of nearer to 1,000 folks.

Environmental campaigners worry that the approval may pave the way in which for six different mines to be authorised within the space.