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Armidale Joins #StopAdani National Day of Action Oct 7

Saturday, 7 Oct
11:00 am

Armidale joins the National #StopAdani Big Day of Action spelling it out our politicians on Saturday Oct 7.

  • When: From 11:00AM to 11:30AM, Saturday, October 7
  • Where: In front of Barnaby Joyce’s Office in the Mall in Armidale
  • Wear: BLACK! top to shoes

Bea Bleile, one of the organisers, said

“The mine Adani wants to build in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland would be one of the world’s largest coal mines. Our governments have promised Adani free coal, free water and around $1,000,000,000 in public money”

“Please join us this Saturday in the Mall to remind him to stop Adani!”

SLA’s Patsy Asch said “There are many reasons to stop Adani, among them

  1. Coal is wrecking the planet. Fossil fuels are a major cause of global warming, which is leading to more extreme weather events and drought. We need only look at all the temperature records broken this year and the ever-earlier threat of bush fires.
  2. Renewable energy and clean jobs are part of a successful future economy, not coal.
  3. A vast increase in shipping would further threaten the Great Barrier Reef, along with rising temperatures.
  4. A massive coal mine in the Galilee Basin will destroy the ancestral land, water and culture of Aboriginal people of the region.
  5. Adani has a shameful corporate history both in India and Australia. It is not a company to trust.
  6. The mine will draw billions of litres of water to wash the coal. Water is Australia’s most precious threatened resource. We need to balance one use against another to maintain the viability of our rivers, the fertility of our soils and the availability of water in our homes.
  7. The health of people living in proximity to coal mines, coal transport and coal-fired power stations is threatened by air pollution.”

There is a proud tradition of members of the local community standing in solidarity with farmers and Indigenous Owners to protect our land, water and future from irresponsible mining.

Armidale Action on Coal Seam Gas and Mining, an action group of Sustainable Living Armidale, the Knitting Nannas and Progressive Cinema have been campaigning to stop Santos’ coal seam gas project in the Pilliga Forest as well as Adani’s mine in the Galilee Basin.

The threats these projects pose to water, agriculture and the climate are unacceptable. These coal and gas resources must stay in the ground.

Members of the Armidale community will join thousands of people across Australia for a National Big Day of Action, forming human signs to spell it out to politicians that we must #StopAdani.

Events are being organised from Bondi to Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays, Launceston to Melbourne, Albury to Townsville, Brisbane to New Zealand. Melbourne is adopting a Reef theme and underwater divers are spelling it out on the Great Barrier Reef.

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