The proposed Carmichael coal mine to be built in Queensland state, Australia by the Indian industrialist Adani, drew widespread protests across Australia, who in one voice said that the project would spell doom not only for the balance of life in the Great Barrier Reef but also will further increase global warming.
Rallies in locations including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Port Douglas in North Queensland were held today, on October 7th, against Indian company Adani’s proposed mine in the Galilee Basin. The protests were organised by the Stop Adani Alliance, which is made up of 31 organisations.
Adani’s track record in India not good
Adani has promised thousands of local jobs but opponents say that Adani’s track record in India leaves a lot to be desired.
The ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday revealed alleged cases of bribery, corruption and environmentally destructive behaviour by the Adani Group in India.
Adani is seeking a $900-million loan from taxpayers so it can build the railway line from the proposed mine site in the Galilee Basin to the Abbot Point coal port.
Protesters spell out ‘#STOP ADANI’ by standing in formation on sand.
On the sands of Sydney’s Bondi Beach more than 1,000 people formed a human sign saying ‘#STOP ADANI’.
Sydney ‘Stop Adani’ campaigner Isaac Astill said,”It’s going to be the biggest coal mine in the southern hemisphere at a time when our climate is crumbling. It’s an international issue and that’s why we’re seeing people around the world and in Australia coming out in their thousands to say no to Adani,” Mr Astill said.