Hobart gives convoy a rousing farewell

We have hit the road and we are convoying to Devonport. After a great rally in Hobart, in the sparkling morning sun, 80 cars headed off on the Stop Adani Convoy.

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The Mercury, Talking Point: Adani convoy to start in Hobart — for good reason, Bob Brown

THE Tasmanian coastline is being eroded due to global heating. That is because a warmer ocean now pounds the shores 20cm higher than a century ago. Each storm is bringing a battering ram weighing millions of tonnes slamming into the sand dunes or cliffs above its prior natural reach. The storms themselves are more powerful than before.
This disruption of the coast not only threatens roads, houses, wharves and other infrastructure by the sea, but is eroding the previously stable nesting sites of shorebirds, adding to the impending landslide of extinctions further inland. Ornithologists reckon one third of Australia’s bird species may be extinct this century due to such human pressures.
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The Guardian: Labor given new legal advice that it could revoke Adani approvals

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The Guardian: Adani's 'legal intimidation' tactics against community groups a 'threat to democracy'

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The Saturday Paper - The Stop Adani Convoy, By Bob Brown

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Sydney morning Herald: 'Bigger than Franklin': Bob Brown to lead anti-Adani road convoy

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The Guardian: Warming world gets older, wiser, richer activists hot under the collar

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The Adani mine is this generation's Franklin River. People power can stop it - Bob Brown

An article in The Guardian by Bob Brown, 24 March 2017


When I rafted the Franklin in the 1970s, I knew the campaign to save that spectacular river, despite local support for damming it, would become one to test that generation. In 2017, stopping the Adani coal mine is a campaign to test this generation of Australians.

In 40 years time people will be talking about the campaign to stop Adani like they now talk about the Franklin. “Where were you and what did you do?” they will ask.

This is the environmental issue of our times and, for one, the Great Barrier Reef is at stake. The Adani corporation’s dirty coalmine is an impending disaster with effects which will reach far beyond Australia.

Everywhere I go people ask me about it. They cannot believe that, at a time when we should be drastically cutting the pollution which drives global warming, Australia’s authorities would even consider building the world’s biggest export coalmine.

Read the full article by Bob on theguardian.com here.

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ABC RN: Environmental groups form alliance to oppose Adani coal mine

ABC RN has an interview with Bob Brown discussing the Stop Adani Alliance


In a last ditch effort to stop the Adani coal mine project, 13 environmental organisations are coming together today to launch the Stop Adani Alliance.

Listen to the interview on ABC RN here.

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Bloomberg: Adani's $16.5 Billion Coal Mine in Australia Faces Fresh Wave of Protests

Bloomberg has an article by Perry Williams on the Stop Adani Alliance:


The environmental protesters are “demonstrating against jobs” in Australia and “economic and social development in India,” a spokesman for Adani’s Australian unit said in an email Wednesday.


Adani has rejected previous campaigns by green groups against the mine, saying the development meets strict environmental guidelines. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk have publicly backed the project.


Adani Enterprises Ltd., the flagship company of the Adani Group, fell as much as 2 percent to 101.55 rupees and traded at 102.15 rupees as of 2:41 p.m. in Mumbai.

Read the full story on Bloomberg.com here.

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