Galilee Blockade

Galilee Blockade activists are keeping up their protest outside the headquarters of insurance giant AON over its support for Adani’s coal mine in the Galilee Basin, reports Coral Wynter.

Galilee Blockade activists showed their support for the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners who evicted coal corporation Adani from their land in central Queensland, reports Coral Wynter.

Coral Wynter writes that Galilee Blockade protested outside insurance company AON, calling on it to cease working with Adani.

Activists are stepping up the pressure on companies with possible connections to Adani, reports Coral Wynter.

Fifteen people from the Galilee Blockade organised a theatrical action on July 2 directed at Marsh Insurance, reports Coral Wynter.

People from across the nation are heading up to the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland to put themselves on the line to stop Adani’s coal mine going ahead. Green Left Weekly’s Coral Wynter has just returned from a week at the Frontline Action on Coal (FLAC) protest camp.

As the decision deadline looms for the $1 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan to Adani for construction of rail infrastructure for the Galilee Basin mega coalmine, a rash of protests erupted in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and at Adani’s work sites near Belyando in Central Queensland.

More than 350 activists participated in the Sydney Stop Adani Summit on September 2.

Participants came from a range of organisations. Some were part of the Stop Adani Alliance, which includes the Bob Brown Foundation, the Australian Conservation Foundation, , GetUp!, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network, Sea Shepherd and the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

The office of Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad was occupied for 11 hours on April 4 by Galilee Blockade grandparent activists. As Infrastructure Minister, Trad has the power to veto the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan funding to Adani (or Aurizon) for the development of rail links, which are essential for the coalmine to go ahead. 

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