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Grey power! Grandparents shut down LNP HQ over Adani water deal

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A group of older citizens are blockading the Queensland headquarters of the Liberal National Party (LNP) today to protest the granting of water rights for the Adani coal mine by the Federal Government.

Fifteen members of the Grey Power Climate Protectors, many of whom are grandparents, have vowed not to move until the LNP comes clean on its ‘secret deal’ with Adani, or until they are taken away by police.

Members of the Grey Power Climate Protectors are blockading the Queensland headquarters of the LNP today. Image supplied

‘It’s all happening here – we’ve got a number of senior police on the scene,’ the group’s spokesperson Miree Le Roy told Echonetdaily.

‘This is a very passionate group of people and a group of people who are very frustrated about the way Adani’s groundwater approval was rushed through.

‘There’s no transparency around political lobbying in this country and no federal corruption commission to investigate the dodgy deals being done behind closed doors’, she said.

Ranging in age from 58 to 75 the group is determined to live up to its motto ‘older, bolder and unstoppable’.

‘Older people are concerned about Adani because extreme climate is happening now and it affects older people more profoundly than any other group,’ Ms Le Roy said.

‘A thousand Australians die each year during heat waves and they are mostly older people.

‘They’re also concerned about the future for their grandkids if the likes of Adani and their ilk get their way.’


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10 COMMENTS

  1. Of course they’re senior citizens, retired, not in the work force and don’t need a job. It bemuses me that in the belief they are protecting future generations they are really denying them the prosperity and quality of life that they have enjoyed.

    • I think that is the issue Denis – if we don’t stop coal mining and creating CO2 there will be no quality of life for anyone! We are functioning in a completely unsustainable manner and the planet is on its last legs. Wildlife extinctions, deforestation, plastic vortex, toxic waste dumps on fire …. will we only stop when the very last blade of grass dies and the last drop of water dries up? Go Grey Power! Thanks you for caring and having the opportunity to protest.

    • There are many more potential jobs in developing solar and wind farms, and real jobs at risk if we allow more to pump more CO2 into the atmosphere. Coal has had its day, as stone had its day before the end of the Stone Age.

  2. Government just can not see past the $$ figure! Look at the whole picture – water is our future look at the drought effected areas – if we don’t have good quality water then we will all end up like the drought areas!
    We need more people making a stand. There are other ways of making a $$.

  3. Somewhat ironically, as the Barrier Reef breaks down from coral bleaching it will stop being a barrier, and present Queensland coastal development will be the first to then feel the biggest brunt of massive coastal erosion

  4. No water – no life! Only those prospering in shares, doing
    jobs that brutalise the country & its people or sitting in
    state & federal Parliament know how to play the new game
    ‘spin the bottle mark 2’. They’ll learn, as the aged ones do:
    “You can’t eat money.” (Native American saying). Some of
    you seem to think that a 74 year old has had a good job &
    earned heaps of loot. NO. There was no damn Super
    back then. In the early years these people lived with many
    memories & lives lost in war. Life was tough. Learn to
    digest the truth. The old protect the future of the young.

  5. Full support for you guys. Thank you so much. Time for these criminals to put the people they were elected to represent, first. Not their corporate sponsers.

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