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How to sum up this decade of politics in Australia? Numbers-wise, we had six prime ministers (counting Kevin twice), three National Party leaders, ten budgets, seven environment ministers, two apologies, one plebiscite and a Herculean-load of hubris.
Leading up to the April 21 Stop Adani convoy rally to be held at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds, The Echo profiles another activist who has made a stand against Adani. Meet Knitting Nanna Jally, aka Jill Hawthorn.
Today it is International Women’s Day and there are a bunch of grannies who are determined to do their darnedest to make sure there is a world for their grandchildren and their grandchildren’s grandchildren to inhabit – so they are taking action!
The Knitting Nannas were in Mullum on Friday, keeping up the pressure on the Commonwealth Bank to cut all ties with the Adani coal mine as part of a country-wide protest against the proposed Adani coal mine in central Queensland.
A new loop of Knitting Nannas have taken to the streets of Byron Bay with their knitting in an effort to shake up the Banks' woolly thinking. They want the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) to cast off Adani.
Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.