Join us in making a #STOPADANI HUMAN SIGN!

lamberts.jpgOur politicians aren’t getting the message, so it’s time for us to spell it out for them, with giant #StopAdani human signs!

On Saturday 7 October, crowds of people around Australia will be converging on iconic locations to make massive human signs. We will show our government that the people don't want the Adani Carmichael mine and the special treatment Adani is being given.

RSVP for the rally Here! 

We know that governments will do just about anything they can to assist Adani's unviable mine get off the ground. That's why they're planning to pump $1 Billion of taxpayers money into the project using a slush fund.

We have spoken to Mackay people and more than three quarters of them don't want a taxpayer subsidy for the mine.

It's time for people in Mackay to make a public demonstration against the mine. Will you join in our human sign at Lamberts Beach?

We want to make our rally fantastic, so bring your friends, you dog, your neighbours and your Mum & Dad to help make this a huge event.

 

 

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ABC 4 CORNERS EXPOSES ADANI

adani_exposed_final.pngThis week, ABC 4 Corners exposed the web of opaque company structures,  dodgy dealings, environmental vandalism and political protection that surrounds Adani’s operations in India.
 
You can watch the program on IView if you missed it!
 
Adani denies everything, and while they are currently under investigation in India for money laundering, tax evasion and price gouging, allegations similar to these have been investigated in the past and all charges have disappeared before penalties were imposed.
 
Adani is a company that seems to wield undue influence over the police, customs and politicians in India.  We cannot allow this behaviour to infect our political system here.  
Already Adani has been given free water, royalty free coal and wants a $1 billion loan.  We want to save the Great Barrier Reef, and protect our climate.  Our aims are incompatible with Adani in Australia.
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Media Release: Report finds Adani polluted sensitive wetlands

33962498356_dd790646b7_z.jpgMackay Conservation Group says a new Queensland Government report confirms Adani’s coal terminal has polluted the nationally significant Caley Valley wetlands during Cyclone Debbie and shows the company cannot be trusted to operate a mine, rail and port operation in Queensland.

A report commissioned by the Queensland Department of Environment & Heritage Protection (DEHP), which relied on samples taken four weeks after the cyclone, has found up to 10 per cent of sediment in the wetlands near Adani’s Abbot Point coal terminal was actually coal that the company allowed to leave its site. This follows Adani being fined $12,900 for polluting the Reef coast. Adani is currently challenging the fine in court.

Mackay Conservation Group coordinator, Peter McCallum, who visited the contamination site at the invitation of DEHP to observe the contamination first hand, said “It was clear to me that there was coal everywhere we looked when we visited the site a month after Cyclone Debbie. This report confirms those observations and makes clear that Adani is not fit to operate a massive coal project in Queensland,” Mr McCallum said.

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Organisation of the Month - Congratulations BirdLife Mackay!

BirdLife_Mackay_(1).pngActive in the region for 30 years, BirdLife Mackay is the region's primary go to group for local bird lovers and enthusiasts.

With their dedication to creating a brighter future for Australian birds, the BirdLife Mackay team is often found monitoring seasonal changes in bird life and their habitat, as well as migratory and endangered species, including the Eungella Honeyeater - which isn’t found anywhere else in the world. 

The Group will also be participating in the upcoming Eungella Bird Watching and Bushwalking Festival, taking place later this month from September 25th to October 1st. The event will be jam packed with bushwalks, local market stalls, guest lectures, exhibitions and social evenings, and would be a great opportunity to meet other bird admirers.

BirdLife Mackay has monthly outings on the first Sunday of each month, where they take group members to various bird-abundant locations throughout the region, such as Demoleyns Lagoon and Lake Barfield.

Are you a passionate bird lover? Perhaps you would like to meet and engage with people with similar interests? With spring in the air, and migratory birds in full flight, this could be the perfect time to take this passion to a new level and become a member. It’s free!  You can also follow them on Facebook to keep updated with upcoming events and outings, here.

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Stop Adani National Rally

header_kooyong_stop_adani_action.jpgThis is part of a national rally  to send a message to our politicians that we do not want them spending our $1 billion on a destructive mine that will cook the climate and wreck the Reef.  

We will have big banners and signs at the iconic Lamberts beach Lookout and a drone will capture the images.  We will then move from the Lookout to Lamberts Beach and  will then take the rally into town (you will need your cars!) and hang the banners over the Forgan Smith Bridge.  

This needs to be big!! so wear red, bring hat and water, signs if you have some,  and get ready to rally  and feel the people power as we fight for a viable future.  

Meet at the Lamberts Beach Lookout by 9.00am on 7th October and we'll move on from there.   There is a small carpark , but plenty of off road parking at the bottom of the hill.

Please RSVP for this event here

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