Geelong says #StopAdani

What a turnout down Eastern Beach for our StopAdani Geelong human sign! Over 200 people showed up to help us form a human sign, above and beyond all expectations.

Protests all over Australia showed similar levels of engagement and popular rage over the Adani project. The Australian people as a whole is concerned and upset about the reckless way our policians’ plan to wreck our climate and disregard our safety even further than what is already happening with not only allowing but supporting and subsidising gigantic coal projects such as the Adani coal mine in Queensland.




When planning this local Geelong event, we had about 60 people on Facebook click ‘going’, so we expected around 50 people to show up.

On the day we did a quick head count and counted close to 100. During our welcome speech, more people continued to join us. The crowd arranged into groups of 10 to form about 9 groups to make the letters. Allocating groups to letters we quickly realised we had around 20 groups.

For our relatively small group of 10 that show up every month to organise actions, it has been a massive boost to see how the community stands behind us and supports our fight to Stop Adani. Thank you to everyone who showed up, including those who arrived after the photo had been taken.







Over the weekend, a whopping 18,000 people turned out at beaches and parks all across Australia. We spelled it out for our politicians on a scale that has not been seen before in this campaign.

Stop Adani Australia wrote:
“Last week was a shocker for Adani! Monday kicked off with an explosive 4 Corners exposé (see the 46 minute documentary); Tuesday sucker-punched them with a damning report by IEEFA (PDFArticle); and Friday hit another blow with results from a new poll showing that more than half of Australians oppose the construction of Adani’s disastrous mine.

Then we struck while the iron was hot, rounding out the week with 45 creative actions in iconic locations across Australia, showing the world that we are a strong, diverse and powerful movement of thousands. That we are a movement who will not back down until we stop Adani.

Saturday was a flurry of movement, colour, passion and inspiration, and we had a massive impact. Your signs were splashed across the front pages of local papers, on primetime news and in the international press.”







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“The future is here and it’s positive: Solar, not coal. Clean jobs not dirty ones. It’s utilising the ever-present power of the sun in a sunburnt land instead of digging up the very stuff that is stoking the flames of a warming planet. Right now, we face a choice: Shall we move beyond the age of coal and secure the future of the Reef? Or do nothing for a few more years and lose our most precious natural asset?”
~ Peter Garrett, singer, Midnight Oil

» RenewEconomy – 26 October 2017:
Peter Garrett: Back on centre stage to fight Adani, push for 100% renewables
“Wearing ‘Stop Adani’ and ‘Coral not Coal’ t-shirts, Garrett’s constant theme through the evening was the protection of the Great Barrier Reef, the stopping of the massive coal projects in the Galilee Basin, and the push to 100 per cent renewable energy. The crowd of 15,000 roared its approval.”

» Read Peter Garrett’s National Press Club address


» The Music – 25 October 2017:
Missy Higgins Joins Musicians Protesting Against Adani’s Controversial Carmichael Mine
“Revered singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has thrown her weight behind the campaign against Adani’s controversial mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin by joining a group of musicians protesting the development, calling themselves the Coal Resisters.”


» The Conversation – 25 October 2017:
Nothing but truthiness: Adani and Co’s post-truth push for the Carmichael mine
“A decision to build a greenfield megamine would appear to come down to the facts, with the known harms weighed against the potential benefits. Yet we can identify three distinct traits in official discourses around the Adani mine that show truthiness at work.”







Petition and ad-crowdfunding campaign


Angus Emmott: Rescind Adani’s unlimited groundwater licence

“Central Queensland graziers are dependent on groundwater. Don’t let our Government sell out Queensland farming families. Donate now to help us get this ad on the air in regional Queensland!”

» Add your name here


Film screening on Wednesday 18 October

Join us on Wednesday 18 October from 6pm at Beav’s Bar Geelong from 6pm for a screening of ‘GUARDING THE GALILEE’

With momentum growing against the Adani mine, we have had many requests to screen Guarding the Galilee. We have listened!

Presented by Queensland born actor Michael Caton, Guarding the Galilee is a 30-minute documentary on the battle to stop the biggest coal mine in Australian history, Adani’s Carmichael project.

Meet these and many others engaged in the fight and find out what mining billionaire Gautam Adani has planned for Australia.

WHERE: Beav’s Bar 77-79 Little Malop St. Geelong
WHEN: 6pm Wednesday 18 October

Please be sure to book online, limited places available:
» Book tickets here

Gold coin donation on the night




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WEEK OF ACTION on 20-26 November 2017

There will be a national week of action, which will happen the week of 20 November. Exact details are still to come but we will also be organising something big here in Geelong. Like us on Facebook #StopAdaniGeelong or keep an eye out for emails to stay updated.


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» The Guardian – 12 October 2017:
Abbot Point coal terminal: Westpac may not refinance Adani loan
“Report reveals Adani needs to refinance $2bn of loans for Abbot Point coal terminal, which is more than it paid for it in 2011.”



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Adani, Adani

Adani, Adani
It makes no sense
At the taxpayers’ expense
Global warming the consequence.

Adani, Adani
Your record is bad
Your finances look sad
And our politicians must be mad.

Adani, Adani
What about the Reef
It’s the scientists’ belief
That the Reef’s coming to grief.

Adani, Adani
What about food security
And will they have water purity
When the Plains kids reach maturity.

Adani, Adani
The jobs are ill-fated
Cause coal is outdated
And the technology antiquated.

~ Posted on Facebook by Dianne Jones



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