I grew up in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne, and from a young age I knew it was important to protect our natural environment.

I joined the Stop Adani movement because I believe the Adani coal mine represents everything that is wrong with the fossil fuel industry: corruption, trashing indigenous rights, risking water supplies, environmental destruction, and fueling dangerous climate change.

I see this as a landmark battle of the fossil fuel industry versus people power, and not only will winning be a tipping point for the climate movement, but to get there we will grow a huge movement of skilled activists and connected communities who will be empowered to take on other campaigns in the future.