ANTI-ADANI PROTEST HAD A PLACE IN THE PA­RADE

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

In re­sponse to Rod Kil­ner’s com­ments re­gard­ing “the in­tru­sion of a po­lit­i­cal/ en­vi­ron­men­tal protest group in An­tiA­dani group” for the Car­ni­vale Pa­rade night, the Stop Adani Dou­glas Shire group was reg­is­tered as a com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion and fol­lowed all the ap­pli­ca­tion process keep­ing within the theme and guide­lines.

As the theme of the pa­rade was “Won­ders of the Reef”, I think it was quite ap­pro­pri­ate and in past years there have been other lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal groups in the pa­rade.

As I am aware, the Street Pa­rade is a way for busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups to pro­mote their or­gan­i­sa­tion or busi­ness.

The Stop Adani Dou­glas Shire Alliance was merely pro­mot­ing their or­gan­i­sa­tion which is fo­cused on pro­tect­ing our reef from the de­struc­tion of a mega coal mine.

I find it supris­ing that some­one would com­plain about a lo­cal com­mu­nity group want­ing to help pro­tect The Great Bar­rier Reef – a reef which has sup­ported Port Dou­glas for so long.

Anita Everett

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