11/10/2019

Work has been disrupted again this morning on Adani’s controversial Carmichael mine, as climate activists vow anti-protest laws will not stop them taking action to protect our planet.

This morning two groups of ten people blocked vehicles from accessing the Carmichael mine site, and this afternoon representatives from Frontline Action on Coal will speak at Queensland parliament’s public hearing on the proposed “dangerous attachment devices” law.

Frontline Action on Coal spokesperson Iain Pritchard said “these laws are aimed at repressing political dissent, they are disproportionate and they are based on false claims of “booby trapped devices” not backed up by evidence. But besides all of that, they won’t work. This is because people of conscience will always stand up for their beliefs no matter what the threats, and because we are in the midst of a climate emergency that demands immediate action.”

“We will continue to creatively, courageously and non-violently act to protect our climate. This morning’s action disrupting work on Adani’s mine, as well as the other climate protests going on around the country this week, are a promise that everyday people will continue to take action until the government breaks their dangerous attachment to the mining industry and starts acting in the interest of all life on this planet.”

Frontline Action on Coal will give evidence at 2pm today at the public hearing in the Parliamentary Annexe. They will join other environmental and civil rights groups in condemning the proposed legislation.

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