Media Release: Appeal to Stop Adani Funding Fails

The Bob Brown Foundation’s appeal to replace Adani as the funder of tomorrow’s Gandhi ceremony in Brisbane has been turned down. Brown spoke with the ceremony organisers yesterday.

“It was an genuine effort to rescue this celebration of the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth from the offensive stigma of Adani as sponsor,” Bob Brown said today.

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Nature-violating Adani sponsors nature-protecting Gandhi’s anniversary.

Wednesday 2nd October is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, with celebratory events in India and around the world, including in Brisbane, Australia.

“Perversely, billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani is a sponsor of the Mahatma Gandhi celebration. Gandhi’s commitment to peace, non-violence, frugality, vegetarianism and the environment set a modern benchmark in selflessness. That is the polar opposite to Gautam Adani’s hoarded billions, eviction of people from their lands and invasion of the biosphere for profit, a benchmark of modern plutocratic selfishness,” Bob Brown said.

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Media Release: Forest ‘wars’ will follow if Hodgman breaks publicly-funded pact: Brown.

Greedy logging barons can expect public outrage to save Tasmania’s reserved forests a second time if needed, former Greens leader Bob Brown said in Hobart today.

With the Amazon, Arctic and Indonesian forests burning and scientists saying the best hedge against global heating is to stop destroying natural forests, today’s proposal that Tasmania’s iconic reserved forests be logged will meet fierce opposition, Brown said.

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Outrage at Criminalisation of Peaceful Protest

Legislation which passed the federal parliament yesterday to criminalise peaceful protest is outrageous and anti-democratic according to Bob Brown Foundation.

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Media Release: Coal Risks Lives More Than Protests

“Coal risks lives more than protests and in this urgent climate emergency, the coal industry needs a rapid transition,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Jenny Weber said today.

According to the Scientific American, coal burning pollution causes more than 100,000 deaths per year, yet here in Australia the Adani coal burning company is complaining about four brave protesters risking life and limb to put a stop to their trade, environmentalist Bob Brown said.

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Media Release - Tasmania’s Rainforests loggers need to halt

Bob Brown Foundation has described today's announcement that Brittons Timber has acquired Specialty Veneers' Somerset mill as a doubling down on a failed, taxpayer-subsidised business model that entrenches rainforest loss.

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Media Release: Don't let Venture Minerals play dice with takayna /Tarkine.

In a move that smacks more of manipulating permits, Venture Minerals has announced a decision to commence mining at Riley Creek in takayna / Tarkine despite three straight weeks of plumetting iron ore prices. Prices are now below the price that Venture abandoned the project in 2014 and are predicted to fall further over the next two quarters.
 
Without substantial commencement, Venture's planning scheme permits expire on 27th September. Its Commonwealth permits now require a further permission to commence following six years of delay.
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Adani ‘attack dogs’ are dogs: Brown

The self-proclaimed ‘attack dog’ lawyers who represented top-dog Gautam Adani’s interest in commencing bankruptcy proceedings against native title defender Adrian Burragubba have lived up to their name, Bob Brown said today.

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Frecklington brings Beijing to Brisbane

Plans by LNP Leader Deb Frecklington to imprison peaceful protesters for 10 years are imported straight from Beijing, environmentalist Bob Brown said today.

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Adani Mine Protests Reach New Heights

Today’s protest at the Adani mine site, halting the destruction of Black-throated Finch habitat, and following the arrest of 72 people in anti-Adani protests in Brisbane last night, highlights the resurgence of opposition by Australians to this mega-mine proceeding.

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