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People are being urged to wear red when they gather tomorrow on Main Beach at Byron Bay as part of the National Day of Action opposing the proposed Adani coal mine.

The protest will take place at 3pm, although people are urged to gather at 2pm to make signs for the action.

Another protest will take place in front of Nimbin Rocks at midday. People are asked to gather  at Nimbin Road near the viewing spot.

Further north, the National Day of Action opposing the  coalmine will be held at the Norries Headland Park Cabarita from 11 until 1pm.

The Adani Corporation wants to build the biggest coal mine ever in Australia on the land of the Wangan and Jagalingou People in the Galilee Basin, Queensland.

The corporation is yet to secure substantial financing for the controversial project, but says initial works will begin later this month.

The firm was criticised this week by former Indian environment minister Jairam Ramesh, who told the ABC he was appalled by the Australian government’s decision to approve the multi-billion dollar mine proposal and questioned the miner’s environmental track record.

In its response, Adani said it operated within the law and defended its environmental record, citing cases currently before India’s Supreme Court.

The concerns came at the release of analysis by The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, which details extensive financial risks to the project.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. Adani is a fabulous infrastructure project that will earn export income for Australia for decades.
    Applause to Adani for completing the approval process.
    Must be blessed with huge amounts of patience.
    Work has already started. Townsville Bowen Mackay and cairns are all benefiting from the project already.
    The rail link is a no brainer. The sSate or Fed governments should build it, own it and eventually spin it off the Canadian Super Funds.
    Lending Adani $1B with the railway as security is also a sound business plan.

    • Excuse me Rasa, but you speak as though you’re on the Adani payroll …
      Are you ?
      Adani has Not completed the approval process. There is a current legal action pending regarding the mine’s approval – to be heard in November.
      Rasa; you are factually incorrect.

  2. Who the heck is Rasa? Must be on the Adani payroll.

    Tears of the Universe fall on deafened ears, in this land of plenty.
    Years ago the plenty was in the land and water.
    Now it lies in the mind of money.

  3. It makes one OS person even more richer at the expense of the locals and the environment. People power will win out. Politicians take note; You are elected to follow the will of the people not your own interests.

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