#StopAdani on ALP Energy Policy
- Federal ALP to feel the heat in fortnight of #StopAdani action
- Lengthy ‘queue-ins’ today at offices of Shorten, Palaszczuk and Albanese
- Local communities around the nation demand their MPs #StopAdani
As Opposition Leader Bill Shorten launches the ALP’s Energy Plan, which fails to commit the ALP to stopping Adani’s mega-coal mine, #StopAdani local groups launch a fortnight of action to turn up the heat on MPs, with flagship queue-in actions outside the offices of Shorten, the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese. See vision ops below.
Water Engineer and Brisbane resident Dr Anne Gardiner says, “Bill Shorten’s energy policy lacks credibility while it allows Adani’s mine to go ahead. Real action to stop dangerous climate change demands we stop digging up and burning coal.
“With Labor’s National Conference in mid-December, and a Federal election in the wings, the Stop Adani movement is turning up the heat on Labor to do the right thing and oppose the mine.
“Australia faces another record-breaking summer of extreme heat, bushfires and drought. With the impacts of climate accelerating, the world just can’t afford to mine and burn more coal or allow unprecedented volumes of water to be extracted from inland rivers and precious water basins.
“Long queue-ins outside Shorten, Palaszczuk and Albanese’s offices are a physical reminder that voters are sick of waiting for the Labor Party to promise it will Stop Adani.
“One by one community members are delivering their reasons they want this mine stopped. They will express a personal commitment to take action to make sure climate change and Adani’s mine are front and centre in the upcoming Federal election.
“Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese are offering confusing, weasel words on the mega-mine and betraying the vast majority of Labor voters who think the mine is a crazy idea, both economically and environmentally.
“Meanwhile, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the mine should stand on its own two feet yet her government is offering handouts to Adani in the form of unlimited water, a royalties deal and a road upgrade.
“With Adani charging ahead with its plans and claiming that funding is close, there’s no time for Labor to dance around the issue. From now until the Federal election we will take our challenge to MPs’ doorsteps - #StopAdani or face more and more disgruntled, disruptive constituents.”
Contact: StopAdani Media 0476 469 649
Local spokespeople in Shorten, Palaszczuk and Albanese’s electorates can be made available for interview.
11:45-1215PM - Colourful action with #StopAdani supporters + signs outside Shorten's Bloomberg address, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney.
QUEUE-INS: People dressed in red and orange to signify extreme heat from climate change will form long queues, with banners, to signal urgent action is needed to #StopAdani:
Brisbane: Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk 1 William St, Brisbane, 9.15-11AM
Melbourne: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten 12 Hall St, Moonee Ponds, 9.15AM-1PM
Sydney: Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese 334 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville, 9.15-11AM