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.
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