Protesters rallied outside the Sydney CBD and Parramatta offices of multinational engineering corporation GHD on July 30. GHD was recently awarded the contract for the engineering design for Adani's huge coal mine slated for the Galilee Basin, in central Queensland.
GHD has a long history of working with Adani, but many of its employees and the public are unaware that GHD is profiting from fossil fuel disasters like the Adani mine. GHD promotes itself as committed to "environmentally and socially responsible operations”.
Former Greens NSW candidate Jim Casey addressed the Sydney CBD protest, calling for an ongoing campaign to demand GHD cancel its contract with Adani.
High school student and School Strike 4 Climate organiser Ambrose Hayes encouraged all those present to join students on their next strike on September 20. Hayes said: “We can make this one of the biggest mobilisations for the climate in Australia’s history”.
Stop Adani activist and environmental planner Gillian Reffell also spoke.
Protesters chanted: “Coal, don’t dig it! Leave it in the ground, it’s time to get with it” and "GHD — Don't trust Adani!", while handing out flyers to GHD staff members and passerbys.
In Parramatta, a few dozen protesters, including from the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury, handed out leaflets about GHD to its employees and received a very positive response.
The protests were part of a national week of action targetting GHD.