Can’t stop won’t stop until we stop Adani
Stop Adani movement pledges to fight on.
Climate crisis remains, coal is no. 1 cause.
Background paper details obstacles to Adani starting work.
The Stop Adani movement is redoubling its campaign efforts to stop Adani's mine and the exploitation of the Galilee Basin, in the face of Adani’s bullying of the Queensland government to try fast track its controversial water and finch plans.
A background paper to the outstanding legal and financial obstacles facing Adani is available here.
The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners and Australian Conservation Foundation have ongoing court actions. The Stop Adani movement is planning new legal, political and advertising strategies, supporter trainings, mass mobilisations and scaled up local organising efforts across the country.
Peter McCallum, coordinator of Mackay Conservation Group, said, “Adani is not ready to mine the Galilee Basin. The Stop Adani movement has held off Adani’s mine for seven years and we’re not going away. These kind of moments only energise Australians who want action on climate change to join the movement and fight for our future.
“Burning coal is the key driver of climate change. Nothing has changed about the science, or what’s at stake for the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland’s water resources and the rights of Traditional Owners to say ‘no’.
“Adani, Clive Palmer, the mining industry and Murdoch used their power and a massive advertising campaign to buy a federal election outcome that suits them, but the vast majority of Australians, including most in regional Queensland, don’t support this coal mine.
“The election result is not a mandate for Premier Palaszczuk to ignore science and environmental laws and fast track plans that put at risk Queensland’s water.
“The delay in Adani’s plans being approved is because they’ve been grossly inadequate.
“The ABC published evidence that the CSIRO and Geoscience Australia have significant, outstanding concerns about the risks posed by Adani’s mine to water and were pushed by the Coalition to sign off on the plans just before the election”.
“Queensland is still in drought and Adani should not call the shots when it comes to our precious water resources.
“Queenslanders did not vote for Adani and know its mine is no silver bullet. What they voted for was a future with good jobs which they want governments to help provide”.
Olivia Hill, Campaigns Director for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and young Queenslander, said, “For young people, Adani’s coal mine, and the other mines it will facilitate, pose the single greatest threat to our future.
"We are determined to stop this mine, build a vision for a Queensland beyond coal that doesn't leave anyone behind and create a fairer and kinder Australia to address the climate crisis.”
Stop Adani can provide spokespeople from key partner organisations, Reef tourism, Queensland farming communities, the school strike for climate movement, the renewables sector and scientists critical of Adani’s controversial water and finch plans.