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.
‘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.’