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Stories about "Adani coal mine":

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Accusations fly between Adani and activists over yesterday’s protest

Accusations that Adani protestors and ‘anti-coal activists have thrown rocks and kicked the doors of cars and utes belonging to people working on our Carmichael Project’ by Adani Australia have been refuted by the group Frontline Action on Coal.

Activists disrupt Adani rail corridor construction as water licence is challenged

‘You can’t drink coal’ was the point made by activist and Adelaide Hills writer Ben Winch when he locked himself to a cattle grid on Stratford Road near Mt Coolon, stopping Adani's construction work for their rail corridor this morning.

Adani granted injunction against anti-Adani activist Ben Pennings

Adani has been granted an injunction today to stop activist Ben Pennings from certain actions and statements in relation to the Adani coal mine.

Adani launches legal proceedings as traditional owners evict Adani

As Adani launches legal action against activist Ben Pennings for his organisation of anti-Adani campaigning traditional owners of the mine's access to the site are restricting access to the mine site.

The Stop Adani convoy’s first birthday

It was recently the first anniversary of the Stop Adani convoy. A convoy that culminated in a 5,000-strong rally in front of the new parliament house on 5 May, 2019.

Queenslanders direct action against Adani coal mine contractors

Over 40 Queenslanders, many in their 60’s and 70’s, are currently taking peaceful direct action to disrupt contractor Hastings Deering who are about to begin assembly of driverless trucks for Adani's controversial coal mine.

The price of profit…

Diane Hart, Mullumbimby In the same week when German company Siemens has approved its deal with Adani, I have just finished reading the heartbreaking memoir by...

FKG targeted over connections to Adani rail line

Protestors have blocked access to the Mackay office of engineering company FKG to demand that they step back from plans to build the rail line for the Adani coal mine.

Claims that Adani will not cost taxpayers debunked by new report

Adani's claim that it did not need 'a cent of Australian tax-payers dollars' to fund the Carmichael coal mine has been undermined by a new report showing that it will receive billions in public money.

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is the Australian Government (via the...

Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

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Validity of a visa

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Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.