Join the Whitsunday Conservation Council for a premiere screening of People power vs Adani - the fight of our times.
In August 2010 billionaire mining giant Adani bought a licence to dig the biggest coal mine in Australia’s history, in central Queensland on the land of the Wangan and Jagalingou people. Adani planned to start shipping coal out through the Great Barrier Reef in 2014 and burn it in their Indian power plants. 10 years later Adani are yet to dig a single lump of Australian coal.
What’s been stopping Adani? People power!
People Power vs Adani - The Fight of Our Times is a short film about the fight to stop Adani’s coal mine and solve the climate crisis. Featuring new interviews with Wangan & Jagalingou cultural leader Adrian Burragubba, school striker Manjot Kaur, and grassroots leaders from across the #StopAdani movement. The film explores what people power has achieved in stopping Adani so far, how we can stop Adani from here, and why winning this fight is more important now than ever before.
You will also hear from a trio of inspirational guest speakers:
Cherry Muddle: From 2013- 2017, Cherry worked as Great Barrier Reef Campaigner in the Whitsundays, where she spearheaded the winning Fight for the Reef campaign to stop the Abbot Point coal port expansion and dumping of dredge spoil in the reef. Cherry now continues her climate action in South West Rocks.
Julian Vincent: Executive Director and Lead Campaigner for Market Forces. Market Forces work helps expose the institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects and help Australians hold these institutions accountable.
Lindsay Simpson: Investigative journalist, former academic and author, Lindsay is the author of Adani, Following Its Dirty Footsteps: A Personal Story, which documents the inconceivable story of how Australian governments abrogated their responsibilities to protect the Great Barrier Reef; bypassing environmental safeguards, thereby irrevocably damaging Australia's reputation as environmental steward.
The evening will wrap up with information on how you can continue the good fight.