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Activist uses ‘love on’ to stop Adani at Abbot Point

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Kyle Magee and his ‘love-on’ device at Abbot Point coal terminal this morning. Photo supplied.

This morning Kyle Magee, 36, has stopped work at Adani’s Abbot Point coal terminal by walking into the port and locking himself to coal loading infrastructure.

Magee, using a colourfully painted and decorated metal elbow lock called a ‘love on’ attached himself to a coal conveyor belt to disrupt work. Magee said that his actions are in response to the continuation of work occurring at Adani’s Carmichael mine site.

‘The death and destruction that is going to come out of this if the Galilee Basin coal is all taken out and burnt is hard to quantify. It’s absolutely huge,’ said Magee minutes before he locked on.

‘It was 15 years ago that I was first getting really distressed about the impacts of this industry and it doesn’t seem like much has changed. This country is still digging coal out of the ground, this is crazy.

Damage control

‘We should be in severe damage control mode yet we’re not, we are continuing with business-as-usual, continuing to line the pockets of multi-national companies to just rip everything out of the local community to then just take off.’

This action at Adani’s Abbot Point coal terminal comes just days after students all over the world took part in a Global Climate Strike to demand governments transition away from fossil fuels to protect their future.

Magee, a father of two, says that he wants to set a good example. ‘Direct action, getting out there and taking your morality into your own hands is an important part’.

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  1. It was a dodgy deal from the beginning. The other ‘Abbott’ pushed it through. Total disregard for the land (runoff as well), sea (dredging the channel at Abbott point) and the Air that we cant breathe (contaminated with particles).

    Such short sightedness in regard to the long term effects…

  2. Love you Kyle….and your brave & committed efforts. Yep! little has changed in 15yrs as you say ( like 50yrs I’d say) we all knew about climate change in the 70’s. In fact scientists talked about it in the 50’s apparently. So no more excuses but while the poor keep voting for the rich, nothing is gonna change. UNAWARE & GREEDY voters are going to keep voting with their wallets sadly. THE QUESTION REMAINS WHAT ARE ‘WE’ WILLING TO DO TO CHANGE THINGS? Most people don’t want any discomfort or sacrifice in their lives. Now there lies the problem.

  3. Has the Kyle not been paying attention to the reassuring words from PromMO ScamMO as he fondled his pet black wonder rock on the floor of Parliament…said ScamMO…, “This is coal. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be scared. It won’t hurt you. It’s coal”. See Kyle, no need to be concerned for the future of your children, ScamMO said, “It won’t hurt you”. So it must be true yes. ScamMO wouldn’t tell lies now, would he?

  4. It is so frustrating to know that our councils do not care about the land, animals, water and their people.

    Kyle and many others have dedicated their lives to the cause and I am very grateful to them.

    Thank you so much.

    • you can join georgia, plenty people older than you have locked on. it’s beautiful to see. take some time and head up to base camp, it’ll make a difference, make you feel better, and introduce you to a bunch of awesome people. let me know if you want more details 🙂


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