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Extinction Rebellion and Stop Adani activists occupied the Sydney offices of Adani contractor GHD on August 13.

Activists are calling on the global engineering company to cut ties with Adani.

Video: Zebedee Parkes

Hundreds of Stop Adani activists rallied in Sydney and Brisbane on July 5.

Following the Queensland government’s approval of Adani’s conservation plan for the endangered black-throated finch and its groundwater management plan, the company again announced it would start work on its Carmichael coalmine project “within weeks”. But it faces several more obstaces, not least of which is the huge social movement gearing up for the next stage of its campaign.

Prominent Aboriginal elder Wayne Wharton is making a tilt for the senate in Queensland this election, campaigning on issues such as justice for Aboriginal people, justice reinvestment and an improved aged care system.

Wharton told Green Left Weekly: “The systems that we’ve had for the last 230 years is broken, they’re useless.”

These include the legal system which, he says, is based on a “feudal system of punishment” instead of rehabilitation, and the two-party system, in which the big parties have become dominated by “top-end-of-town corruption”.

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.

Adani CEO Lucas Dow’s November 29 declaration that work on a scaled-down coalmine in Queensland's Galilee Basin would begin before Christmas was met with one of the most powerful nationwide protests against it so far as primary and high school students walking out of class the next day for the Student Strike 4 Climate Action.

Inaction on global warming is heating not only the planet, but also the mood of residents who visited Labor MPs offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Strong support for climate action is adding to the nationwide pressure on proponents of the controversial Adani coalmine in central Queensland.

Labor and some unions should stop equivocating about the Adani coalmine.

In the movement to stop Adani’s Carmichael coalmine Australia is experiencing a social movement of generational significance.

Up to 100 people gathered outside Queensland state parliament to put the incoming government on notice that opposition to the Adani coal mine will be sustained until the project has been defeated.

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