Shorten, Convoy Converge on Brisbane

Both Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Bob Brown Foundation’s Stop Adani Convoy are converging on Brisbane today and will move on to regional Queensland. More than 400 people, including the mayors of Bellingen and Glen Innes, gave the convoy a rousig send-off from the Coffs Harbour Showground this morning. 

“Despite figures indicating that 150,000 people died from global heating, principally due to coal, last year, more greenhouse gases were injected into Earth’s atmosphere than ever before in human history,” Bob Brown said in Coffs Harbour this morning.

Brown called on Scott Morrison to reverse his pro-Adani policy saying ‘wrong way, go back’ and called on Bill Shorten to get off the fence. He said that the Greens will Stop Adani as will a number of strongly contending independents.

“We want every Australian voter to ask ‘is my priority Adani’s coal mine or is it the planet my children will be living on?’” 

“It is a climate emergency of our own making and we can stop it in its tracks by going over to readily-available, non-polluting technologies, including renewable energy,” Bob Brown said. 

The Stop Adani Convoy, led by electric cars, remains 200 vehicles strong as people enter and leave along the way. It will refresh with another rally, in Mullumbimby at 2 pm, before moving up to Brisbane this evening. Groups of well-wishers have gathered along the Pacific Highway.

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