Geelong group joins campaign to stop Adani coal mining madness

Newsletter No 11 from Stop Adani Geelong: Big Day of Action Saturday 7 October 2pm


Join us on Saturday 7 October at Eastern Beach, Geelong, from 2pm to make a huge human sign spelling out STOP ADANI!

BIG DAY OF ACTION SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER
Across Australia on 7 October, actions will be happening to show Adani and our government that we do not want to see this mine proceed. In Geelong we will be forming a massive human sign spelling out STOP ADANI.

WHO: Everyone fired up to #StopAdani – no matter where you’re from!
WHAT: A giant human sign to #StopAdani!
WHERE: Assembling at Eastern Beach in front of the former Beach House Restaurant
WHEN: The human sign action kicks off at 2pm
WEAR: RED, RED, RED, or your #StopAdani t-shirt! Order one now to support the campaign and have it in time for Saturday: www.stopadani.nationbuilder.com/shop
BRING: Friends, family, sun protection, and water!


CALL TO ACTION
We need to start flooding our local media outlets with letters to the editor (think: Geelong Advertiser, the Indy). We want to create a massive hype behind this event.

On the day we need to be flooding social media! We are looking for someone to take responsibility for posting tweets, photos, and videos of the event straight to social media!

Please contact Sara on saarvdmeer@gmail.com if you can be our Social Media Coordinator for the day or if you want a guide to writing a good letter to the editor!


MEETING WITH LIBERAL MP SARAH HENDERSON
Stephen Higgs joined Sara to meet with Sarah Henderson to present the results from the survey conducted at the end of July. Sarah Henderson has previously stated her concerns on commercial grounds about the NAIF loan for Adani.

As Sarah’s concerns have centred on commercial viability of the mine, we raised the issue that the power station Adani was going to supply the coal to being up for sale for $0.02. This was clearly new information for Sarah, which will hopefully push her to take an even stronger stand in parliament against the NAIF.

Sarah spoke in depth about the move to renewables and stated her concerns about rising power prices for locals and local businesses. We indicated that the Geelong locals that were surveyed want to see a rapid shift from fossil fuels to renewables.
Sarah has indicated that she will send us a written statement and we will be following up with this to make sure she supplies us with one.


ABC FOUR CORNERS INVESTIGATES ADANI
On Monday 2 October ABC Four Corners will be shining the spotlight on Adani! This is great timing in the lead up to our event on Saturday. Make sure you tune in to ABC Four Corners on Monday @8.30pm.

If you are social media savvy use #stopadani, @richardmarlesmp and @sarahhendersonmp during the program to continue putting pressure on our local federal MPs to take a stand against Adani!


NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING MONDAY 9 OCTOBER
Join us for our next community meeting on Monday 9 October at Trades Hall in Myers Street @6:30pm. This will be an opportunity to debrief about the Big Day of Action and start planning our next big event!





Labor leader Bill Shorten on Adani: “The mine will go ahead”

At the annual G21 Forum in Torquay on 1 September 2017, where federal party leaders met with local leaders of our region, ALP leader Bill Shorten managed to speak out of both sides of the mouth about how he believes it is possible at the same time to back the climate science and allow new megasize coal mines to go ahead.

What Mr Shorten said, basically, was that Labor thinks this climate-destroying mine will go ahead and that his party has no intentions of trying to stop that.

Bill Shorten replied to a question asked by a member of the #StopAdani Geelong group. Please listen to his exact words – it only takes two minutes – so that you know exactly how a confused opposition leader thinks he is able to claim at the same time that a coalmine can “stand up” environmentally and that Labor are – quote: “un-afraid on the climate debate” and “will back the science”, while, with the other side of his mouth, he rejects all the climate disruptions happening around Australia and the world, including the climate scientists’ dire warnings and rising temperature graphs, and holds his hands over this shockingly irresponsible decision of building a coal megamine.

In Queensland, the Labor government’s Premier is directly and outspokenly supporting the construction of that Adani coalmine, even though everyone knows it will be sending millions of tonnes of climate and reef destructive carbon dioxide into our common atmosphere.

If Shorten had any credibility left, it all crumbled in Torquay. Shorten has joined the ranks of elected leaders who shamefully choose to disregard the consequences of burning more coal and to ignore what the burning of coal means for everyone who lives on this planet.
He will talk about climate change whenever he finds it politically convenient, but little does it matter when it is all talk and no real action.

So, this is where the #StopAdani campaign comes in. When Labor won’t, others will. There’s a #StopAdani ‘Big Day of Action’ coming up on 7 October 2017.

» Find out more and stay in touch by linking up with our Facebook page

Bill Shorten’s speech was recorded by 94.7 The Pulse who had Mitchell Dye broadcasting live from the entire six-hour event.









Geelong survey

We have had terrific outcomes of our survey, due to great efforts on the part of a number of members. Congratulations. In short, of 174 respondents, 98 per cent were opposed to the Adani mine and to a NAIF loan for the mine railway.

At our meeting on 1 August, Sara presented the full results in a very clear Powerpoint. Thanks to Sara for excellent work!




Meeting with Labor’s member of federal parliament

Stephen and Kathy joined Sara to meet Richard Marles MP and present the survey to him. Richard showed a surprising depth of understanding of the global warming disaster we are facing, but could only come back to us with the party line which is to oppose the NAIF loan on the grounds that such a large loan should not go to one company.

We indicated that we were not satisfied with that, and asked him to take back to the party the clear expression of the people of Geelong in opposition to both the mine and the railway loan.

Thanks to Kathy for lining up this meeting.

Richard Marles wrote back to us a week later, and we will give soon him another serve in writing. For the meanwhile, the boys at The Sustainable Hour promptly responded by producing this short summary and commentary about his statement.

We have contacted Sarah Henderson’s office requesting a meeting.

The StopAdani Geelong stall at Deakin fair

At a recent fair at Deakin University, the StopAdani Geelong group had a stall. The students most interested in this issue seemed to be the Indian students.

GetUp training workshop

GetUp is organising a StopAdani training day on Saturday 19 August, which Sara is planning to attend, and Simon hopes to join in. The invitation is open to all.


Strategy and planning day

On Saturday 16 September we are planning to hold a morning meeting to create a detailed strategy and implementation plan, from 10am to 1pm followed by lunch at Geelong Library.



STOP ADANI GEELONG

Minutes of Meeting 4 September 2017, 6:30pm

Trades Hall Geelong

Kathy, Sara, Stephen, Simon, Lyne, Bruce, Sue, Jack, Rusty, Tim

Sara had been to the #StopAdani Training Day in Melbourne. The only representative from a non-Melbourne group. She gave an outline of the organisers’ main themes which were

1. Creative Actions
2. Campaign Strategy

She felt our group was doing interesting things on these fronts making reasonable progress with Commonwealth Bank action and approaches to politicians. She said the NAIF loan to Adani was going to need to be the area of concentration of #StopAdani. (Still hoping for personal response from Richard Marles, as opposed to the party line.) And that we’d need to concentrate on Federal politicians as the Queensland Government would support the loan with an election due there shortly.

Kathy confirmed we have an appointment with Sarah Henderson on 19 September 2017. Confirmed that Stephen, Sara and Simon will attend that meeting. Who is her Labor opponent? Should we be approaching him?

#StopAdani organisers confirmed they want to organise a National Action Day and a National Sign Day on 7 October.

Tactical Planning Meeting for our group to be held on Saturday 16 September at Geelong Library 10:00am to 1:00pm to plan tactics and outline our publicity strategy. Rosie from GetUp will attend, and Stephen will confirm library space, Simon to do the agenda, Sara to ask Rosie to facilitate. Attendance welcome to anyone and to be advertised on FB page.

Sara to check whether it would be possible to get a #StopAdani sign up on the Geelong Ring Road Villlawood property (currently a Vote Yes sign there!) as our National Sign Day contribution.

Tim mentioned its Humans in Geelong Day on 8 October and National Day of Action re Refugee Movement, and we will have #StopAdani material at those events through Geelong Sustainability.

CONCLUSION: ALL WELCOME AT PLANNING MORNING at Geelong Library (The Dome) 10am, Saturday 16 September.



Excerpts of newsletter no. 8 from #StopAdani Geelong

The next #StopAdani Geelong community meeting will be held on Tuesday 1 August at 6:30pm at Trades Hall, Meyers Street in Geelong (not at The Pulse as previously stated). Enter car park via 3 Smythe Place.


Survey online

Sara has made an online survey of the questions so that you can ask your family, friends and colleagues to do the survey online.

If you have paper surveys, (prints of the last page in this PDF document), please scan them or take a photo of them, and send it to Sara who will type it in. Don’t use the online survey to type in data from paper-survey responses, because we only get 100 online responses free. If more respond, we will need to get a paid membership of Monkey Survey.

» The survey is found on www.surveymonkey.com/r/7JCLMYM


Minutes from last meeting

We were more than 20 people who gathered on 12 July at The Pulse to make plans for future actions in the StopAdani Geelong group, and we had StopAdani HQ in Melbourne with us via Skype.

» Read the minutes

 


New Facebook page

Numbers matter, so now let’s get the numbers up! Please ‘like’ our new Facebook page – and invite your friends and family to do the same. (There is a button with an invite-function on the page)

» Click here: www.facebook.com/StopAdaniGeelong

With the new page the username @StopAdaniGeelong has been created, which makes it easier for people to find our page in search.

Also, it’s now easier to tell people how visit our page by word of mouth, i.e.: “Go to fb.com/StopAdaniGeelong”. And you can send messages to the Facebook page at m.me/StopAdaniGeelong

We are still keeping the open and closed Facebook groups for internal campaign communication.

 



Why renewables make perfect sense to this conservative mayor

This was the youtube video we showed at the last meeting:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUiYBVU8uow

Rex Parris, the Republican mayor of the Los Angeles suburb Lancaster, speaking at the launch of the Los Angeles Climate Mobilisation.

Mayor Rex Parris is a visionary who has brought amazing sustainable change to a very conservative city and shown that climate action is cost efficient, profitable and just plain makes good sense.

Rex Parris’ speech highlights that climate solutions don’t have a party political colour – this is a con the fossil fuel industry wants us to believe. It also shows that rapidly deploying renewable energy to fight the climate emergency has a number of positive side effects in the community – and this is something we really need to get a better understanding of.

Lancaster has a population of 160,000 people.

Transcript excerpt
“At World War II, what occurred was that our way of life and everything about us was threatened. It was a very real threat. It could have all ended.

And so Republicans and Democrats, and Christians and Muslims, everybody came together, because we had this enemy that was going to crush us if we didn’t.

We came together and survived.

The threat that World War II presented to us is one tenth of the threat that we are facing today.
And what is crazy about is: even Republicans know it. We all know it.
It is the insanity that seems to be overwhelming us. It is hard to comprehend.

But then again, it is not at all, because it is so horrible what we are facing, it is hard to keep looking at it for very long at all. (…)

The synergy that develops when you start facing this common enemy and bringing people together is that everything gets better.

We had the highest crime rate in LA County. It is now one of the lowest. We had the highest number of gang murders. In two years we had zero. Because that’s what happens when the community comes together to have a common goal. And what is that goal? We want our children to live! Because that is really what is at stake.”
~ Rex Parris, mayor of Lancaster, Los Angeles, USA


CommBank action

Market Forces has run the numbers on the big banks’ lending to fossil fuels and renewables since they committed to support the goal of holding global warming below 2°C. It doesn’t look pretty. They have loaned $17 billion to fossil fuel projects and companies since the Paris climate talks in 2015.

Commbank was a case in point, lending $6 billion to fossil fuels, more than four times their renewable energy lending. What’s worse, they were involved in new fossil fuel project deals that would add 2.8 billion tonnes of carbon emissions to the atmosphere over their lifetimes. That’s more than double the emissions reduced by 2030 from Australia’s greenhouse gas reduction target — gains wiped out by projects that Commbank has supported.

Enough is enough. Take action and tell Commbank that funding new fossil fuels is totally out of line with a stable climate.

» Add your name here


Water license petition

Join the farmers and 69,697 signatories in fight against the Adani coal mine, petitioning to the Queensland Premier to rescind the unlimited, free 60-year water license they are proposing to grant to the Adani coal mine.

» Sign here


 

 

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About #StopAdani Geelong

#StopAdani Geelong is an open network and alliance of various groups and individuals who share the view that the disastrous Adani coal mine in Queensland needs to be stopped. We see ourselves not as ‘protesters’ but as ‘protectors’ – of life on our planet.

At our meetings we explore projects and ideas – and how we can work actively together with churches, unions and universities with building up the campaign.


Flyer for previous meeting

If you’d like to learn more – or if you already know that you’d like to help this campaign, join us:

MORE INFO: www.facebook.com/groups/1659288721046540
INQUIRIES & MEDIA: stopadani@climatesafety.info




Join #StopAdani Geelong



• Like our Facebook page – for general #StopAdani and coal mining news updates:
www.facebook.com/StopAdani-Geelong-475405242811687/

• Join our open Facebook group – for campaign updates:
www.facebook.com/groups/1659288721046540

• Invite your family, friends and colleagues to join too

We also have a closed Facebook group for planning and exchange of ideas. Hear more about this group when you come to the meeting.

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Jane Morton from Victorian Climate Action Network on ABC Radio Melbourne on Friday 28 July 2017

» Right-click to download Audio file



The #StopAdani Challenge is heating up

James from Ashburton in Melbourne, a volunteer with the Kooyong #StopAdani group, wrote:

“My local group is turning up the heat on Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg on his home turf until the government rules out public funding for Adani’s mega-polluting coal mine.

We’ve been holding regular actions outside Frydenberg’s office with hundreds of local residents raising their voices. We’re bombarding him with letters from his constituents asking him to get out of dirty coal and into clean energy. And we’ve just signed up to the #StopAdani Challenge to ramp things up even more. And that’s the pressure being applied in just one electorate.

People power works and we’re just getting started! Will you take the #StopAdani Challenge with me and turn up the pressure on your elected representative until they speak out against Adani’s disastrous mine?

TAKE THE #STOPADANI CHALLENGE

Picture of the Kooyong #StopAdani group

Will you join me for the #StopAdani Challenge? If groups across the country take the challenge with us, we can win this! Here’s how to get involved:

If you’re already in a local action group, download the toolkit to survey your community and deliver the results to your MP. Surveying is a great way to have conversations about Adani with people in your community and a great way to show your MP how your community feels.

If you’re not in a local action group yet but you’d like to be, host a screening of Guarding the Galilee, the official #StopAdani documentary, and ask people who attend to start a local group with you. Films are a great way to spark discussion and action.

If you’re not in a local group and you’re not ready to start one, join the mass coordinated call to Prime Minister Turnbull. Call Turnbull once a week, every week until the 6th of August. If hundreds of people sign up to call, we can make sure Turnbull receives calls all day every day.

It’s been so encouraging to see several MPs come out against the mine or the billion dollar handout after overwhelming community pressure. Imagine the impact if right across the country our elected representatives consistently heard from hundreds of the people they represent – we don’t want more dirty, polluting projects like Adani’s mine. We want a future powered by clean energy for everyone, everywhere.

It’s empowering for me to reflect on being part of the huge #StopAdani movement. We are such a diverse group of people, from suburban grassroots groups like mine to Traditional Owners, farmers and locals directly affected by the mine.

I want to see a future where we honour and cherish nature, where we see nature as part of ourselves. I want to help create a future where we have a safe and liveable climate for all.

Together we can win this.

James Haigh
ACF Volunteer





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“With all due respect, Senator Canavan, you are robbing us of our future and you’re taking away a safe economy for Queensland.” (…) “Adani’s coal mine would be catastrophic for the climate and a disaster for my future.”
~ 20-year-old Michael Dillon, #StopAdani

Cairns anti-coal campaigner hijacks Q&A over Canavan’s Adani support

Cairns anti-coal campaigner Michael Dillon interrupted last night’s episode of ABC’s Q&A to deliver a brief anti-Adani message to Senator Matt Canavan before being dragged off stage.

Senator Canavan was being questioned about how Australia could profess to be bringing down carbon emissions while exporting huge amounts of coal when Mr Dillon took to the stage, waving a piece of paper.

“With all due respect, Senator Canavan, you are robbing us of our future and you’re taking away a safe economy for Queensland,” the 20-year-old said before being removed.

Mr Dillon said he was born and raised in Cairns and all of his family was in North Queensland.

“Climate change is savaging my home state. Half of the Great Barrier Reef, especially in the north, has been irreversibly bleached to death by warmer temperatures. When’s it going to stop? I’m 20, I have to live with the Senator’s decisions for the rest of my life,” Mr Dillon further stated.

» Source: www.cairnspost.com.au

» www.facebook.com/abcqanda




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#StopAdani music

Ruth Mundi: ‘Adani’


Louise Bell: #AdaniGetReal



“Al Gore cuts through this complex moral calculus with a simple choice: the Adani mine or the Great Barrier Reef? He points out the burning of coal contributes to global warming which is one of the causes of widespread coral bleaching. So which do you choose?

Al Gore: “I see the climate movement in the context of the great moral crusades of the past. The abolition of slavery, the struggle for women’s rights, the civil rights movement in my country and more recently the gay rights movement. It’s ultimately a choice between right and wrong.”

» ABC Triple J Hack – 10 July 2017:
The mine or the reef? Al Gore says the climate wars are a simple choice


Open letter from Missy Higgins to Shorten and Dreyfus

“Dear Mr Shorten and Mr Dreyfus,
I’m writing to strongly urge you to back away from anything that supports the Adani mega coal mine, planned for Queensland’s Galilee Basin.” (…)

“This is a decision which should not be about money, or winning votes, or keeping your job, because this is about something much bigger. Our children and grandchildren will be paying the price for the mistakes we make now. It’s hard to contemplate, but it’s true. And it terrifies me as it should you.” (…)
~ Missy Higgins, singer



» ACF:
#StopAdani – the biggest movement in Australia’s history

» Financial Review – 10 July 2017:
Technology is blind to political labels
“The majority of One Nation voters in Queensland support an increase in the Renewable Energy Target and oppose giving the Adani coal mine a $1 billion subsidy. These facts confound those commentators who are determined to use cookie cutter notions of left and right to impose their idea of order onto an increasingly amorphous electorate.”

» RenewEconomy – 10 July 2017:
It’s economics, stupid! Days of “baseload only” power over
“The days of traditional, coal and gas-fired baseload electricity generation are over, a new Australian report, RepuTex’s Market Update for July 2017, has declared. The findings drive another nail into the coffin of coal power in Australia. Even gas cannot compete with renewables now.”


“We know that the quickest and easiest way to reduce our emissions is to rapidly transition to renewable energy and storage. That’s what makes it so baffling to see the Government keep supporting the Adani mega coal mine in the Galilee Basin – which would only push Australia’s emissions higher.

If the Galilee Basin were a country on its own, it would emit more than 1.3 times Australia’s annual emissions from all sources, and rank in the top 15 emitting countries in the world. New coal mines are fundamentally at odds with global efforts to tackle climate change effectively and protect Australians.”
~ Amanda McKenzie, Climate Council CEO



Background: How the Geelong group started

On 24 May 2017, around 40 local residents from Geelong region came to Beav’s Bar to see the documentary film ‘Guarding the Galilee’ and take part in the launch of a local #StopAdani alliance of groups and individuals who are passionately convinced that this insane Carmichael coal mine that Adani, the Labor Queensland government and the Coalition federal government want to build, is never going to go ahead. And each and every one pledged to do their bit to ensure that it will not happen.

The headline of the meeting was: “Together we stopped fracking in our area. Now we will join thousands of Australians to stop Adani’s insane, climate-destroying coal mine.”

The way the climate emergency is escalating, accepting any new coal mine in 2017 means selfishly stealing the future from our own children and generations to come. More and more Australians have realised that we can no longer just be bystanders passively watching this mad and unnecessary destruction of our country, the Great Barrier Reef included.

Stephen Higgs is one such citizen. He was the principal of Ballarat Grammar for over 20 years. He has retired and moved with his wife to the Geelong region. He introduced the meeting in this way:


The letter by Ian Dunlop, which Stephen Higgs refers to, is entitled: “This is not rhetoric: approving the Adani coal mine will kill people”.

Ian Dunlop was an international oil, gas and coal industry executive, chairman of the Australian Coal Association and chief executive of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a member of the Club of Rome. In the article in Canberra Times he writes:

“If we wait for catastrophe to happen, as we are doing, it will be too late to act. Time is the most important commodity; to avoid catastrophic outcomes requires emergency action to force the pace of change. Australia, along with the Asian regions to our north, is now considered to be “disaster alley”; we are already experiencing the most extreme impacts globally. In these circumstances, opening up a major new coal province is nothing less than a crime against humanity.”

We highly recommend that you read Ian Dunlop’s letter, if you haven’t already – and please don’t just read it: make sure others around you get to read it too. Family, friends, colleagues. This is a message that needs to get around:

» Canberra Times – 18 May 2017:
This is not rhetoric: approving the Adani coal mine will kill people




Watching the documentary ‘Guarding the Galilee’ was a good experience. It mainly consists of interviews with Australians who explain why they have joined the #StopAdani movement. One #StopAdani activist said:

“We are not giving up. It is going to continue right until the project’s defeated. It’s the biggest challenge facing global humanity. Someone needs to be doing it, and… why not me?”


What’s next – and a ‘climate peptalk’

After the film screening Mik Aidt from Geelong Sustainability talked about some of what we all can do – and about the next steps for the group, which will be planned more in detail at the meeting on 5 June at 6:30pm at the Geelong Library:

0:00–14:00   Mik about the Frack Free Geelong campaign and #StopAdani
14:00–18:40   Mik about climate perspectives
18:40–36:00   Q&A, comments and ideas

Some of the slides can be seen below:


Join photo shoots
to send a message to media and politicians – as you can see above, we took our first one right there at the meeting

Write letters to the editor
Here are some ideas to start with: The Age • Sydney Morning Herald: letters@smh.com.auAustralian Financial Review • The Australian: letters@theaustralian.com.au • Adelaide: The AdvertiserThe Daily AdvertiserQueensland TimesThe ExaminerThe MercuryNT News • The West Australian: letters@wanews.com.au • Alice Springs News: letters@alicespringsnews.com.au • plus of course, your favourite local paper

Order an action pack
For the next photo shoot, and for helping with getting the word out to everyone you know, get an action pack on www.stopadani.nationbuilder.com/shop with material to open conversations with your friends, neighbours and your community.

Contact your local MP
When enough people stand up, politicians listen. We will plan at the meeting how and when we do this best.

Tell Commonwealth Bank to stop helping Adani
Join us when local gatherings are organised, and if you have an account with CB, let them know why you are closing it now. You can start sending them a direct message under one of their Facebook-posts.

Follow our group on Facebook
We also have a closed planning group on Facebook.



Join our mailing list
by sending an email to stopadani@climatesafety.info about who you are and how you imagine you could contribute to the campaign.

Since the launch meeting, 30 more people have joined the group, so the #StopAdani Geelong group today consists of over 70 local members.


The story of Frack Free Geelong in five shots

It could also have been summarised like this:

Global temperatures graph
Arctic ice volume graph
Extreme weather events on the news – constantly
It’s all happening much faster than anticipated
Climate change is a global emergency
So who got us there? Well…
Will the Adani mine be that wake-up call?


About why we have to raise our voices and make ourselves heard

The slides above, except the ones about Frack Free Geelong, are from a presentation by Dr Aaron Thierry at the University of Sheffield entitled ‘The Brutal Logic of Climate Change’:

Full length talk that covers the facts of climate change, the urgency with which it needs to be addressed and actions we can take to stop it. Delivered by Dr Aaron Thierry at the University of Sheffield, hosted by the Carbon Neutral University Network.


Published on youtube.com on 19 May 2017.




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“When the coal from the mine is burned, it will produce up to 120 million tonnes of CO2 annually. That’s more than the annual emissions from fossil fuel combustion of over 100 countries.”

» The Guardian video explainer – 28 May 2017:
Fact v fiction: Adani’s Carmichael coal mine



» ABC News – 30 May 2017:
‘Adani and Queensland Government reach agreement over royalties for Carmichael coal mine’

“I am unable to make comment or respond”

Karla Way-McPhail, a director of a so-called “independent board” due to provide recommendations regarding a $900m taxpayer loan to Adani, has publicly – and not surprisingly – declared she is “very supportive” of its “vital” coal project. Not surprisingly, because Ms Way-McPhail happens to be running several mining labour and equipment hire companies. Asked by Guardian Australia if her public support for the Adani mine compromised perceptions of her independence, Way-McPhail said: “Due to confidentiality and privacy obligations I am unable to make comment or respond.” Smells fishy?

» The Guardian – 31 May 2017:
Adani: director on board that will consider $900m loan says project is ‘vital’
“Karla Way-McPhail, who runs mining labour and equipment companies, will not say whether she will recuse herself from Carmichael decision”


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Sign petitions

Here are some #StopAdani related petitions you can consider adding your name to – and supporting by sharing with your friends:

Stop Adani’s mega polluting coal mineAustralian Conservation Foundation
Up to 50% of Reef’s coral may have died on this government’s watch. Demand no public funding for coal pollution

More coal = more povertyOxfam Australia
Calling on Australian politicians to power up against poverty and help create a fairer, brighter future for everybody. This means a commitment to: No new coal mines in Australia, including Adani’s disastrous proposal – Ending Australia’s climate pollution – Tackling poverty and funding renewable energy solutions, here and overseas

Demand the Queensland Government holds Adani to account! Stop the mine before it starts!Georgia B
Petitioning Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Environment & Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks & the Great Barrier Reef

Stop Free Water for AdaniAustralian Youth Climate Coalition
QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has given a water license to Adani that would drain billions of litres of precious QLD water for free. Sign this petition to show the QLD Government you’re outraged at this out of touch pandering to the coal industry.

Beyond coal: replace coal with clean energyThe Greens
Call on State, Territory and Federal governments to work together on a plan for the retirement of all coal-fired power stations and a just transition for the workers and their communities.

Stop Funding Coal!Australian Marine Conservation Society
Send Prime Minister Turnbull an email making it clear that Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, Abbott Point coal terminal and rail link are a threat to our Reef and should not go ahead.

CommBank: Stop funding new coalGreenpeace
Petitioning CommBank CEO Ian Narev: Coal is polluting our world and threatening irreplaceable wonders like our Great Barrier Reef. I call on CommBank to help protect our Reef and power a renewable energy future by immediately committing to stop funding new coal projects.

Our Great Barrier Reef needs renewable energy, not dirty coalAustralian Marine Conservation Society
Petitioning Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to tell them that the future of the Reef relies on a rapid transition to renewable energy.

Stop Adani’s Carmichael coal mineAustralian Conservation Foundation
Send your MP the Adani Brief. Tell them support for Adani means no support from you.

Stop Adani destroying our land and our cultureAdrian Burragubba
“We, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, are the traditional owners of the land in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. We call on Adani to IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW from this damaging project on our land. 100,000 signatures reached about a year ago.

Malcolm, keep your promise! Don’t give Adani $1 billion to wreck our reef!GetUp
Prime Minister Turnbull, during the election you said there would be no public funding for Adani. Adani’s Reef-killing coal mine is not public infrastructure. Don’t waste taxpayers’ money on it.

We will not let this coal mine go ahead350 Australia
Tell Minister Canavan that you won’t accept taxpayers funding the Carmichael Coal mine at a time when we need to keep all fossil fuels in the ground.

Coal or the reef?The Australian Greens
Call on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to reject the reckless expansion of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal.

Premier Palaszczuk, special treatment for Adani must endEnvironmental Defenders Office Queensland
Please Premier, stop giving Adani special treatment, and stand up for Queensland.

Renewables for the ReefAustralian Marine Conservation Society
Tell the Queensland Government that Australia needs the Reef and renewables – not more coal mines and more carbon pollution.

It’s time to come clean about the economics of coalThe Australia Institute
Add your name to the open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull asking for some straight answers. No new coal mines!

Tell your bank to ditch fossil fuels!Australian Youth Climate Coalition
Petition calling on the big banks to keep warming at a safe level by ditching funding for fossil fuel projects like Adani’s.

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