Stop Adani convoy prepares for Canberra rally

The Stop Adani convoy rally in Brisbane. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

The Stop Adani Convoy WA, a part of the Stop Adani Convoy initiated by the Bob Brown Foundation through the eastern states, has now been welcomed at 10 towns across the eastern seaboard.

From Melbourne, we have travelled to Albury-Wodonga, Parramatta, Mullumbimby, Brisbane, Emu Park, Hervey Bay, Airlie Beach, Mackay and Clermont, where we faced our first and only pro-mining audience.

At Clermont, we were treated to the Karmoo Dreaming Water Protectors event, organised by the Wangan and Jagalingou First Nations peoples, whose lands and water are directly threatened by the Adani mine. 

Overall, the rallies have been incident free. However, at Clermont, an activist was trampled by a horse ridden by a local. Our friend was hospitalised, but is recovering. The horseman has been charged.

The Convoy has now headed south and at Toowoomba was treated to a special Stop Adani event hosted by Brown with the support of folk singer John Williamson.

We are now heading to Canberra for the final rally at Parliament House on May 5 where we will tell Adani and governments that coal mining and all fossil fuel mining are sunset industries in a time of human-induced climate change.

[For more details visit the Stop Adani Convoy WA on FB.]