On December 9, Labor leader Anthony Albanese reaffirmed his party’s support for ongoing coal exports which make this country the Saudi Arabia of coal exports. Absurdly, Labor's supposed “climate action” wing, the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN), backed Albanese and attacked the Greens for questioning Labor's climate credentials.
Adani Carmichael coal mine
There is a lot of whinging from bleeding heart liberals about “attacks” on the unemployed such as proposed mandatory drug testing, expanding welfare “quarantining” and the ongoing process of knowingly sending incorrect “robodebts” to welfare recipients that has been tied to large numbers of suicides.
Protesters blocked entry to the work site for Adani’s controversial Carmichael coalmine, in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland, for several hours on September 18.
Coral Wynter, who had joined the blockade from Sydney, told Green Left Weekly: “We blocked three gates of Adani’s workers’ camp for four hours, preventing several trucks from entering and leaving the site.”
Stop Adani activists held a week of protests at the end of July targeting multinational engineering design and construction consultant GHD.
Stop Adani activists blockaded Adani’s Abbot Point Road on July 22.
The Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council lost its Federal Court challenge against Adani on July 12, NAIDOC day. But it is not giving up the fight.
The “final” approvals for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland have proven to be a flickering green light, at best. Persistent challenges by the Environment Defenders Office Queensland (EDO) and Lock the Gate Alliance appear to have borne fruit.
Hundreds of Stop Adani activists rallied in Sydney and Brisbane on July 5.
Federal minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan wants the Adani mine to be the pathfinder to open up the whole Galilee Basin, but some mining companies are pulling out.
While the Queensland government moves to fast-track approvals for the delayed Adani coal mine in the Galilee Basin, thermal coal export forecasts continue to show a terminal decline globally in the long term, consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.