Queensland's mining minister has chastised two protesters who interrupted him during a speech, saying anti-mining groups are misinformed because they get their information from social media.
The pair marched onto the stage and produced anti-Adani signs during Anthony Lynham's address in Brisbane on Tuesday about the future of mining in the state.
He says many mining opponents who get their information from Google and social media have "far from real" perceptions about mining activity.
Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine is not even the largest mine in the state, Dr Lynham says.
Australia was a mere "blip" on the radar globally in terms of coal mining, producing 200 million tonnes annually, compared to the global estimation of 80,000 million tonnes, he said.
He said his hope was that Queensland would reach its 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030 without families noticing any differences to energy bills or power supply.
Australian Associated Press