Early this morning Ballyn Teagle, a 17-year-old from Newcastle, put his freedom on the line to take a stance against the coal industry. He is currently in a ten-metre-high tripod, blocking coal trains entering Newcastle coal port.
Protesters gathered in Byron on Saturday as part of the National Day of Action organised by Frontline Action on Coal. There were 25 other actions taking place around Australia as people once again made a stand against opening up future coal mines.
As part of a 30-hour demonstration at the Flinders Street Station intersection, members of Frontline Action on Coal Melbourne bared their backsides under the clocks at Flinders St Station.
A Byron mother and her daughter have been fined a combined $16,000 for their part in an action that stopped Adani’s Abbot Point coal loading facility for about eight hours in January.
Two protesters from Front Line Action on Coal are currently blocking Aurizon’s coal railway near Bowen, calling on the Queensland Government to rule out funding for Aurizon.
On Sunday peaceful protest, at Willow Tree, NSW, halted Whitehaven Coal's trains from reaching Newcastle Port. Trains were stopped for five hours after 33-year-old Jamie Dunnit scaled, and occupied, the locomotives.