Guardian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade secretary says Adani may have requested letter to help secure Chinese funding
Protesters depict Turnbull and Adani founder. Australian banks have ruled out lending to the project. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP
Gareth Hutchens @grhutchens
Senior Turnbull government ministers have written a formal letter to China’s government to confirm that the controversial Adani Carmichael coal project in Queensland has passed all necessary environmental approvals.