In 2016 an accident at an Adani power station saw seven workers killed when a hot water pipeline burst. Meanwhile at least 19 Australian mine workers have been diagnosed with the deadly ‘Black Lung’ disease. If you think people have it in for coal, you’re right.
Locally, there’s a growing movement of Gold Coasters who are joining the campaign to stop fossil fuel giant Adani from building the largest coal mine in the southern hemisphere right on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.
Stop Adani Gold Coast is a grassroots action group organising locally to bring attention to the Carmichael coal mine and the impact it will have on the reef, and on climate change.
And they’re calling on people to join a day of action to spell out very clearly how Gold Coast communities feel about that coal mine.
On Saturday 7 October, thousands of Australians will join the biggest day of action to #stopadani yet. Communities will mobilise to literally spell it out for politicians and call on them to rule out giving $1 billion in public money to Adani for this dangerous mega coal mine.
Help build a giant human sign to Stop Adani from 9.30am – 11.00am on Saturday 7 October at north Burleigh beach (just north of North Burleigh SLSC). Wear bright colours and bring the family. Organisers are planning a peaceful event to encourage the maximum number of people to attend.
More at: fb.com/stopadanigoldcoast