Indian mining company Adani intends to open a mega coalmine in the Galilee Basin in Queensland, which will contribute significantly to global warming.
The release of this “carbon bomb” will negatively affect people’s health and have other detrimental social impacts.
In response, local and interstate groups are protesting to stop Adani’s mine from starting production.
In Perth, Stop Adani activists protested outside parliament house on March 19, asking Labor to rule out support for the mine.
Meanwhile, long-term environmental activist Bob Brown is organising a convoy to help strengthen the call to stop the Adani mine and other proposed coal mines from starting up anywhere in the country.
The convoy will start in Hobart and proceed to Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Clermont in Queensland, and end in Canberra.
Stop Adani Convoy WA (SACWA) is organising a convoy from Perth to join the main convoy in Melbourne and complete the protest route.
The message to politicians, Adani and other coal corporations is that Australians take climate change seriously.
Stop Adani Convoy WA is a demonstration that West Australians are serious about climate change and will not be held hostage by the fossil fuel lobby and other vested interests that care little about the environment.
SACWA has launched a crowd funding appeal to cover half the estimated cost of this trip which should take about a month. This appeal is being supported by the Socialist Alliance in Perth.