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The Stop Adani rally at Byron Bay’s Main Beach made a clear point. Photo Orion Sturch

Adani has scrapped a $2 billion agreement to outsource the operation of its controversial Queensland coal mine after the state government killed off a taxpayer-funded loan.

The Indian miner says it will now develop and operate the Carmichael project on an owner-operator basis after reaching an agreement with contractor Downer EDI to abandon the deal, which was reportedly worth around $2 billion.

Adani said the decision was about lowering production costs and was made after the Palaszczuk government blocked a $1 billion loan to the Indian miner from the federal Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund.


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