Stop Adani

Central Queensland News - - NEWS - — Jodi Plum­b­ley

I AM em­bar­rassed to say I had no idea of the mag­ni­tude of the Adani coal mine.

I was scrolling through In­sta­gram and came across a “Stop Adani” peo­ple protest posted by some­one I re­spect in my com­mu­nity. Huh? What’s this all about?

I started to re­search the mine. My head started spin­ning and I felt sick. I couldn’t be­lieve I wasn’t a part of this protest.

I wor­ried I had left it too late and missed a crit­i­cal time in our his­tory to stand up for what is right.

I started look­ing up what I could do to fight it and my daugh­ter saw a photo of a pro­tester’s sign of a sad Nemo.

“Why is Nemo sad Mummy?”

The look in her eyes broke my heart.

I want to be able to say I helped save Nemo and stopped the demise of our reef.

#stopadani EMER­ALD woman Ali­son Ray, who is a fi­nal­ist in this year’s In­spi­ra­tional Women 65-plus cat­e­gory of the Queens­land Ru­ral Re­gional and Re­mote Women's Net­work Strong Women Lead­er­ship Awards, re­ceived a huge con­grat­u­la­tions from our on­line read­ers.

JAC­QUE­LINE QUENAULT: Well de­served.

MELITA CORBIN: Woo hoo!! Well done Ali­son! You are cer­tainly an in­spi­ra­tion to all! KAREN COGAN: Can not think of any­one more de­serv­ing, con­grat­u­la­tions Ali­son x KERRY BROWN: A win­ner and an in­spi­ra­tional friend to so many of us. We have no doubt Ali­son is de­serv­ing long be­fore this is judged. Con­grat­u­la­tions on be­ing recog­nised and nom­i­nated in this award.

DIANE HICKS: Con­grat­u­la­tions on your nom­i­na­tion. Very well de­served.

PETER BAI­LEY: A beau­ti­ful lady do­ing won­der­ful work. CHERIE WORTLEY: Oh wow well done Ali – couldn’t think of a more de­serv­ing woman – con­grat­u­la­tions on your nom­i­na­tion and good luck. XX.

PHOTO: WIDELYN NI­COL

GREAT SNAP: Widelyn Ni­col took this ab­so­lutely stun­ning photo at the Black­down Table­land Na­tional Park. If you've taken a photo that you are proud of and want to share with our read­ers, head to our Face­book page to find out more.

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