A pro-Adani horse rider, who knocked down and injured an anti-Adani Convoy woman at the Wangan and Jagalingou Water Festival at Clermont in central Queensland last year, has pleaded guilty to “Negligent Acts Causing Harm, Obstruct Police Officer, Common Assault and Trespass”. In the Emerald Magistrates Court this morning he was fined $2000 with no conviction recorded.
According to an ABC story on 16 March this year, “Thirteen protesters from Frontline Action on Coal (FLAC) each received fines of up to $8,000 on Tuesday in the Bowen Magistrates Court, after they chained themselves to coal-loading equipment at the Abbot Point Port in January.”
The Stop Adani Convoy was organised by Bob Brown Foundation. “A difference here is that horse-rider McDonald may not have thought out the consequences of his actions. All of us involved in the ongoing campaign to stop the Adani coal mine are doing it thoughtfully, to turn around the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef and so much more of the natural planet which we feel duty-bound to hand on safely to coming generations,” Bob Brown said.
“The bigger crime here is the totally unnecessary opening up of the Galilee Basin coal lode by billionaire Gautam Adani in pursuit of more money, up to $3 billion of which will go to a family trust in the Cayman Islands, according to another ABC report.”