EJA files complaint with Ombudsman about EFIC


The office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman has confirmed that it is investigating our complaint.

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6 July 2018

Environmental Justice Australia, on behalf of the Australian Conservation Foundation, has asked the Commonwealth Ombudsman to investigate EFIC’s failure to publish its Board’s assessment of an Adani-related proposal.  

On 13 June 2018 EJA filed an official complaint with EFIC, asking it to publish its Board’s assessment of the Adani-related proposal in accordance with Minister Steven Ciobo’s direction in the Statement of Expectations. We also sought information on whether or not such an assessment had been performed by the Board.  

EFIC replied, failing to confirm the board had undertaken the assessment and failing to disclose any assessment at all. 

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has the power to investigate EFIC and compel the disclosure of internal documents.  


The real risks of EFIC support for Adani: report, analysis

EJA’s initial complaint

EFIC’s response to EJA

EJA’s letter to the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Image: Stop Adani Gold Coast members invite Minister Steven Ciobo to come clean on dealings with Adani through EFIC, by Nick Carter

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