On Tuesday 11 June 2019, Michael Berkman asked that the Speaker refer Adani CEO Lucas Dow to the Ethics Committee for misleading Parliament about jobs at the Adani mine.
Mr BERKMAN (Maiwar—Grn) (9.31 am): I rise on a matter of privilege. I refer to testimony by Mr Lucas Dow, CEO of Adani Australia, at a hearing of the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee on 4 March 2019. In recent days statements from spokespeople for Adani about the number of ongoing jobs at its mine reveal significantly lower numbers compared to those in Mr Dow’s testimony. These comments, along with the drastically lower jobs estimates in Adani’s earlier economic modelling given as evidence under oath in the Queensland Land Court, demonstrate that Mr Dow has deliberately misled the committee in contempt of parliament. I will write to you about this matter and seek to have it referred to the Ethics Committee.