Funding Adani is like funding big tobacco, say doctors

Medical leaders have slammed the Federal Government’s support of the controversial Adani Carmichael mine project, comparing it to aiding and abetting big tobacco.

In an open letter to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, advocacy group Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is calling on the government to rule out a $1 billion investment loan to Adani to allow it to build a rail line from the Galilee Basin to Abbot Point.

The signatories, including the 2003 Australian of