CQ towns on hit-list
1000 anti-Adani volunteers doorknock 60 Australian towns
ROCKHAMPTON and Yeppoon were among 60 Australian towns targeted over the weekend in a 1000-strong, volunteer doorknock campaign to stop the Adani coal mine from going ahead.
Friends of the Earth Australia were working to build community pressure on federal politicians by doorknocking as far north as Mackay to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s electorate in Cronulla in NSW and to Bill Shorten’s electorate in Maribyrnong. in Victoria
Former Liberal Leader and MP for Wentworth John Hewson joined the Bondi doorknock in the lead up to the Wentworth by-election.
Dr Hewson said climate change was the number one issue for the people of Wentworth but the Liberals had no plan to tackle this issue.
“In fact they are taking us backwards by supporting coal mines like Adani’s,” he said.
Australian musician Missy Higgins also took part.
“Like every parent I care about the future my children will face and climate change is my number one worry. We simply cannot let this mine go ahead,” Higgins said.
“Burning that amount of coal is stupid and dangerous, and I cannot believe our government are being so short sighted.”
“The power of Australian people when they come together on an issue is massive so I think we have to step up and do everything we can to stop this madness.”
An Adani Australia spokesperson said: “Our door is always open for people who are interested in the Carmichael Project, the benefits it will bring to Queenslanders, along with the millions of people in Asia who are living without access to electricity.
“It’s important to keep the actual size of the mine and the amount of coal it will produce in perspective,” she said.
“According to (commodity research group) CRU, global thermal coal demand in 2017, was 6490 million tonnes per annum. The Carmichael Mine will only produce 27.5 million tonnes per annum, which is a very small proportion of total global demand.”