A national movement has coalesced around the goal of stopping the development of the Carmichael mine in the Galilee basin. Feelings were heightened by revelations that Adani recently breached its pollution licence at the Abbot Point coal terminal by 800%. Opposition to the new mine has been spearheaded by the #StopAdani roadshow, the development of over 160 local #StopAdani groups and the screening of ‘Guarding the Galilee’ in over 200 communities.
One result has been the commitment by Westpac to ‘no new investments in thermal coal basins’, which includes the Adani project. Unfortunately, the Turnbull government is doubling down on their support for Adani, publicly attacking Westpac (for implementing their own climate policy). The campaign now needs to discourage the Turnbull Government from providing Adani with a $1 billion loan of the public’s money – especially since 75% of Australians believe there are better ways to spend our cash, such as by investing in clean, safe renewable energy!