The Sydney Morning Herald 2 June 2017 Scheduled to begin construction in Queensland in late 2017, Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine attracted criticism for the level of government financial assistance that had been promised, as well as its environmental impact. Analysis by think-tank The Australia Institute estimated that the generous royalty deal between the Queensland Labor Government and Adani ‘(effectively gives) Adani free coal for five years and discounted coal for another four’.