The Mackay office of piping company AC Whalan is in lockdown this morning as they come under pressure to withdraw their tender from Adani’s controversial Carmichael mine.
Thirty concerned citizens have formed a picket line in support of 20 year old Lisa Amato, who has locked herself to the gate of the facility. Although AC Whalan have not publicly announced a tender for Adani’s polyethylene pipe contract, Frontline Action on Coal say they have information that the company has submitted a tender.
Frontline Action on Coal spokesperson Donna Smit said ‘Those willing to resist this mine and defend our climate are spread through all sectors of society. People within the industry have leaked the companies competing for Adani’s piping contract, and today we are bringing AC Whalan’s involvement into the light.
‘The message we are sending to AC Whalan and all other companies involved with Adani is that we have our eyes on Adani’s contractors. With the effects of climate breakdown being seen right now across this country, any company that hopes to profit from the destruction of our planet can expect serious resistance.’
Five people have been arrested in two separate actions over the last fortnight at the Townsville office of another piping company, Iplex. More than fifty companies have now distanced themselves from working with Adani as a result of public pressure.