Lol, he’s in control, not, via Domain:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slapped down internal Coalition critics who are demanding swift approval for the Adani coalmine, insisting the government will follow “expert scientific advice” on an imminent environmental decision.
Mr Morrison rebuked “senators listening to themselves” on the coal project after Queensland Liberal senator James McGrath put pressure on Environment Minister Melissa Price to issue the approval.
“When it comes to making these decisions, they’ll be made by ministers listening to scientists not senators listening to themselves,” Mr Morrison told reporters while campaigning in the seat of Dobell on the NSW central coast.
Except, at the AFR:
The Morrison government has moved to end a damaging split over the Adani coal mine and granted the controversial project its final Commonwealth environmental approval.
The mine still needs approvals by the Queensland Labor government before it goes ahead.
After days of threats and protest by Queensland Coalition MPs, federal Environment Minister Melissa Price announced on Tuesday the final approval relating to the mine’s impact on groundwater.
Goodbye Kooyong, Warringah, Wentworth, etc, etc…
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