More than 500 community letters were sent to the minister's electoral office.
Adani has voluntarily withdrawn its previous referral, and lodged a new referral on the project.
The scientists' report pinpoints four areas where it says Adani's investigation does not "stack up"....
The Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Management Plan is under review by the Queensland government.
The department considers the proposed action could have a significant impact on a water.
The mine is planning to take 12.5 billion litres of water each year.
Adani has sunk six dewatering bores.
Abbot Point Bulkcoal "categorically refuted" any wrongdoing.
The government has asked the company for more information.
The Adani move could undermine the federal water trigger, according to Lock the Gate Alliance.
Special water rules for mining should go, Productivity Commission says.
Adani would drain at least 270 billion litres of groundwater over the 60 year mine life.