Gabi Giacomin, Ocean Shores
It was absolutely worth showing up for the screening of Bob Brown’s documentary Convoy at the Brunswick Picture House recently. Bob Brown and his foundation are making political waves in our climate stricken country by making politicians who support coal use and the development of the Adani coalmine look very flaky.
It was incredible to see the number of locals who showed up to watch the film. There were also many people who participated in the convoy and showed support the Wangan and Jagalingou clan who have been involved in a legal battle with the Queensland government to halt the approval of the Carmichael coalmine.
It was great to see Cr Cate Coorey and Duncan Dey there, both of whom participated in the convoy, showing their allegiance to the cause. But when someone asked if any Greens Councillors were present, the hall echoed with a pregnant silence. Where were the Greens Councillors when faced with mass destruction of planet Earth? Oh yes, opening a new park.