‘Day of ac­tion’ on White­haven

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

REEF Ac­tion Whit­sun­day are of­fer­ing a dis­counted $60 cruise through the Whit­sun­day Is­lands to White­haven Beach, but there is a catch.

The group is calling for peo­ple to take up an offer to be part of a hu­man sign on White­haven Beach to send a mes­sage of de­fi­ance against pro­po­nents of the Adani Carmichael Mine project.

Reef Ac­tion Whit­sun­day co­or­di­na­tor Sandra Wil­liams said White­haven Beach was an ideal spot to make a state­ment as one of the most beau­ti­ful at­trac­tions of the re­gion.

“It is such an iconic location in Queens­land and the world, it con­stantly wins num­ber one and top 10 best beaches in the world,” she said.

“We want to show what we have to lose if Adani’s de­struc­tive plans pro­ceed.

“Peo­ple are also in­vited to bring their own boats, we will have all the de­tails avail­able for peo­ple want­ing to come.”

Anti-Adani ac­tivists across Aus­tralia are com­ing to­gether on Oc­to­ber 7 for their “big­gest day of ac­tion” to stop the Adani Carmichael Mine project,

The day of ac­tion comes amid an ABC Four Cor­ners in­ves­ti­ga­tion which aired ex­plo­sive claims against Adani’s cor­po­rate struc­ture and en­vi­ron­men­tal record in In­dia.

Ms Wil­liams said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was damn­ing.

“Four Cor­ners showed Adani is not a com­pany we can trust with the reef and we want to send a strong mes­sage to politi­cians that we don’t want them risk­ing $1 bil­lion of tax­pay­ers’ money to a debt-laden com­pany,” she said.

Adani re­leased a state­ment on Tues­day morn­ing de­scrib­ing the al­le­ga­tions put for­ward by Four Cor­ners as “vex­a­tious”.

Peo­ple in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in the day of ac­tion on White­haven can email reefac­tion­whit­sun­day @gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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