Former Senator and Leader of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown, has called on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to set up a thorough-going inquiry into the Australian operations of Indian billionaire coal miner Gautam Adani.
Adani is suddenly facing global scrutiny following a US investigation which concluded that his empire has been involved in alleged fraud and a multiplicity of alleged malfeasances.
Previous Australian governments, and the Queensland state government, have turned a blind eye to alarm about Adani’s alleged proclivity to siphon funds out of the country and avoid taxes, including news reports and an ABC 4Corners programme in 2017. It was alleged Adani planned to direct profits from his notorious Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland to tax havens in the Caribbean.
The Adani Group has lost US $66 billion of the value of its listed companies in the last 3 days of trading.
2017 ABC News story Adani Australia: Investigation uncovers tax haven ties to British Virgin Islands – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-02/adanis-tax-haven-ties-to-british-virgin-islands-revealed/9007714
The Bob Brown Foundation organised a hugely contentious STOP ADANI CONVOY from Hobart to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and finally Clermont near the proposed Carmichael coal mine in 2019. At that time Adani was being celebrated by prominent political figures from across the spectrum, excluding The Greens.