Adani’s controversial Queensland coal mine has been dealt another blow after the state government rejected its plan protect an endangered bird.

Construction has been held up after the Labor government decided to review the company’s plan to manage the black-throated finch. Adani has now been told to go back to the drawing board.

The environment department says the plan can’t be approved in its current form as it fails to meet Adani’s environmental authority, The Australian has quoted the department as saying.