Often referred to as Saint Bob, conservationist, activist, and former leader of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown will host a rally in Mullumbimby as part of the Stop Adani Convoy next month.
‘Our plans are well advanced for this public showdown with the coal mining industry and its political backers,’ says Brown. ‘In the run-up to the federal election, the global mining giant looks set to start its colossal Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland.
Brown says the Stop Adani Convoy has been scheduled although the mine has no final go-ahead and despite there being no date set for the federal election. ‘The convoy’s aim is to keep Adani and climate change on voters’ minds as they go to the ballot box.
‘May the next parliament move the nation out of extracting and burning fossil fuels!
‘Our plans are strong and based on the best information available, but there is a chance the schedule could change.’
The convoy will depart from Hobart on April 17, sailing on the Spirit of Tasmania that evening.
They will pick up convoy participants at designated locations along the way, including Hobart, Melbourne, Albury, Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Mullumbimby, Brisbane, Yeppoon, Airlie Beach, Mackay, the Galilee Basin and Canberra. ‘We will be holding rallies in these places along the way,’ says Brown.
Once on the mainland, the convoy will depart from Melbourne on the 18th. The plan is to drive in Mullum for the rally on the 21st then onwards to the main event in the Galilee Area on April 28.
The Mullum rally will include speeches from key national and local activists.
Organisers say the rally will see a massive convoy of cars come to town, with flags, posters and joyous non-violent protest cries, and hundreds of people from Northern Rivers joining the convoy as it makes its way up to the Galilee Basin.
It will be a chance to add the voices and flavour of the Northern Rivers to this national political campaign – a pivotal moment in the lead up to the federal election slated for May.
Already, 2000+ people have inquired about joining the convoy, with the convoy picking up participants along the way. People are encouraged to join the convoy in their own vehicles for as much as they can, from 5kms to 5000kms.
For more info about joining the convoy and the itinerary go to: https://www.bobbrown.org.au/stopadani_co
The Mullum free rally will be held at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds on 21 April (Easter Sunday), from 2-3pm.
More details and all updates about this the Mullumbimby Rally will be added to the Facebook event.