Over 3,000 people packed into Mullumbimby Showground in northern NSW today to greet the Stop Adani Convoy. Organisers in the Bob Brown Foundation were stunned and delighted by the massive turnout.
‘This is the biggest turn out anywhere in Australia in the election campaign because it is a simple issue that goes to the heart of Australia as a nation: do we vote for the deadly effects of the Adani mine, or do we vote for a secure future for our children?’ Bob Brown said.
When Brown asked for a show of hands, not one in the throng backed a vote for Adani. No one voted for the second option: sitting on the fence. There was a unanimous show of hands for stopping Adani.
Sixteen-year-old Mia Thom called on voters to save the future from the climate emergency. After an aboriginal welcome to country, Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst backed the convoy as did fellow musicians Luckas Nelson, Morten, Hussy Hicks (who are performing at the nearby Byron Bay Bluesfest) and Australian actor Isabel Lucas.
Former Senator Brown called opening new coal mines like Adani ‘a criminal act’ in light of the estimated 150,000 deaths from global warming worldwide last year. The convoy is moving on to Brisbane where there is to be a street rally against the Adani mine tomorrow, with speakers including businessman Geoff Cousins.
Adam Burling 0499 176 082