FOI: Adani’s helping hand – Australian government rattle the tin in China and South Korea

by Tom Swann

FOI documents show Barnaby Joyce and Steve Ciobo’s “letter of support” for Adani’s coal project sent to the Chinese government was in response to Adani’s request “to help secure Chinese financing”. DFAT also met Korea’s Ex-Im Bank in 2016 to discuss the project, on Adani’s request. Despite an earlier FOI initially capturing “several hundreds of pages” about securing foreign funding for Adani, DFAT now says there are no pages to release.

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