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Adani Jobs Australia

Independant information on the small number of Adani jobs associated with the proposed Carmichael coal mine. No applications for any jobs with Adani or anything else related to Adani Australia are available on this site. For more information visit: The Adani Files


How many Adani jobs will be on offer?

Coal Miners Australia

There will be 1,464 Adani jobs in total, including construction and flow-on jobs, according to Adani’s economic consultant, Jerome Fahrer of ACIL Allen Consulting.

Our mine will be extremely high tech, with automation “from pit to port”. The jobs will mostly be FIFO work, requiring experienced workers, with up to 1,000 workers transiting through Rockhampton Airport every week.

Increased use of automation at mining sites such as Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will push jobs away from the coal face and into larger cities, says Central Queensland University resource economist Professor John Rolfe.

Meanwhile, CFMEU Queensland mining division president Steve Smyth says the use of automated trucks in the Adani mine will result in cost cutting at the expense of hundreds of workers who’ll miss out.

References: AFR, CQNews, ABC, Echo

Will Adani look after me?

Accidents do happen. At Adani’s Mundra power plant, 21 workers were burnt when a hot-water pipe burst last year. Several later died from their injuries. Accidents and deaths have been reported at other Adani plants.

A Fairfax Media investigation in 2014 reported that during the construction of a luxury housing project in Gujarat, Adani used child labour and underpaid workers. Some labourers were not paid at all, while others developed cholera due to the unsanitary conditions of the housing in which they were forced to live.

References: SHM, TSP

Coal Miner

Will my Adani Job be long term?

Coal Mining

The attraction of mining projects is the many jobs they’re said to create. But these numbers mostly relate only to the construction phase.

“We will be utilizing at least 45, 400-tonne driverless trucks. All the vehicles will be capable of automation. When we ramp up the mine, everything will be autonomous from mine to port. In our eyes, this is the mine of the future,” says Adani Australia CEO, Jeyakumar Janakaraj.

“The one thing new mines don’t do is create many jobs, barring the first few years.

“What they do is create short booms and long busts for nearby towns. They’re the bringer of all the joys of going cold turkey”, says economist Ross Gittins.

References: SMH, BRA

Will my Adani job be secure during my contract?

IEEFA (Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis) Director of Energy Finance Studies Tim Buckley says the mine could become a stranded asset as the economics of renewable energy start to stack up. Even Adani is planning to put $US10 million into renewable projects. India as a nation is adopting renewables, which are already cheaper than coal-fired electricity in that nation.

Long term job security at Adani looks unlikely. Furthermore, the company’s corporate structure, based in the Cayman Islands tax haven, would make pursuit of liabilities from either workers or the government unlikely to succeed.

References: NEWS, ABC

Coal Mining

Are Adani jobs safe?

Coal Miners

Despite improvements in mine safety and dust monitoring the 1970s, the coal miners’ disease black lung has re-emerged in Australia. Since November 2015 another 18 miners have been confirmed as suffering from black lung.

Black lung is a disease caused by long-term exposure to coal dust. Fine particles of coal get lodged in the lung and once ingested cannot be dislodged. Besides black lung, coal mining has a history of industrial accidents, and Adani has a poor safety record for workers in its Indian mining and construction projects.

References: NEWS, TSP

Adani Jobs Australia

Adani Jobs Australia

Where will future QLD jobs come from?

Mining jobs in Queensland are predicted to fall by 4.4% by 2020.

A study by The Australia Institute’s economists says growth in regional Queensland jobs will be driven by services industries, in particular health, education, professional services and tourism related services

Job losses in coal fired electricity generation can be more than compensated for by increased employment in the renewable energy sector. According to the Climate Council, if a target of 50% energy from renewables by 2030 was adopted, it would generate 28,000 jobs across Australia around 6,000 of them in Queensland

Climate Council: Renewables Report

The Australia Institute The mining construction boom and regional jobs in Queensland

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