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Greens set to protest Adani mine over Easter when other parties pause

The Greens to stay on the campaign trail over Easter, while other parties take a break. (AAP)

The Greens will campaign against the Adani mine over the Easter holidays, despite the major parties agreeing to take a breather from the election trail.

The Greens will campaign during the Easter holidays, while the major parties take a break from the election trail.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale says he will join an anti-Adani convoy over the Easter period with others opposed to the mine, including former party leader Bob Brown.

"(We are) heading over across the country in raising awareness of what needs to be done when it comes to tackling dangerous climate change," he told ABC's Insiders on Sunday.

"The Adani mine can't be built ... people understand that if you don't have a plan to transition out of coal, you don't have a climate."

But the Greens won't be campaigning on Anzac Day, he added.

"We'll be campaigning hard through the Easter period and be doing everything we can to make this a climate change election."

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Bill Shorten have agreed not to campaign during the Easter holidays and may also keep off the trail on Anzac Day.

Approvals are now needed from the Queensland government before construction can begin on the Carmichael mine, after federal Environment Minister Melissa Price gave the tick of approval to the project's groundwater plan.

Senator Di Natale says he has contacted Mr Shorten to work constructively on climate laws if a Labor government is elected.

"It's up to him to decide if he wants to continue to ignore the Greens, he does that at his peril," he said.

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