Batman shows #StopAdani can’t be ignored
When a by-election was called for the Melbourne seat of Batman, our campaign seized the opportunity to put #StopAdani front and centre of this tight Labor/Greens electoral contest.
In just four weeks, hundreds of volunteers came together to call hundreds of people, knock on thousands of doors, put up hundreds of yard-signs, turn out at booths, and make stopping Adani front and centre of countless community gatherings.
As our campaign got stronger, so did Ged Kearney and Bill Shorten’s position on Adani:
- “I don’t support the Adani project.” - Bill Shorten, Brisbane Times, 6 March
- “I certainly don't think Adani should go ahead.” - Ged Kearney, RN Breakfast, 6 March
Ged Kearney’s opposition to Adani’s destructive coal mine helped her win. Now the Labor Party is on notice to follow suit and make clear their opposition to Adani - a position we know that the majority of Australians agree with.
Bill Shorten was right when he said you can’t have a bet each way on climate change. There are no two ways about it - he must commit the Labor party to stop Adani.
The results in Batman put the Coalition on notice too. Our movement has shown we are building our power. When we get organised, we can and we will put the #StopAdani message front and centre at the next federal election.
Without our movement made up of people like you, the focus on Adani in Batman would not have been possible. To all of our amazing community who called Shorten’s office, knocked on doors, had conversations with voters or put up yard signs, thank you.
Together, we have taken us one step closer to stopping Adani for good.