Up to 50% of Reef's coral may have died on this government's watch. Demand no public funding for coal pollution

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Protect our beautiful reef

Billionaire polluter Gautam Adani wants to dig a giant new coal mine and there is a risk our federal government will hand $1 billion of public funding to prop it up.

  • The funds would come through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).
  • Five of the seven NAIF directors have close connections to the fossil fuel industry.
  • NAIF’s chief adviser, Efic, has a track record of investing in large fossil fuel projects, backing fossil fuels over renewables at a rate of more than 100:1.
  • At risk is the Great Barrier Reef – one of the most diverse and beautiful natural environments on our planet.
  • Up to 50% of the Reef's coral has died in the last two years, according to coral scientist, Professor Terry Hughes. Mining and burning fossil fuels – like coal – is warming the ocean and killing the Reef. 

We have a duty to protect the reef so that the coral, fish, sharks, rays and turtles who call the Reef home can live on for future generations. 

Climate change is happening here now, and destroying the web of life we love and rely on.

Meanwhile this government panders to the coal industry.

There’s no way we can let Adani dig Australia’s biggest coal mine – which threatens to drain and pollute groundwater, wreck our climate and destroy our Great Barrier Reef. 

Sign the petition to Malcolm Turnbull – don't give Adani public funding. 

By signing this petition, you're joining the biggest movement in Australia's history. The more people who join our community, the more pressure we can create on Adani. This mine is a line in the sand. We will #StopAdani.

Together, let's call for our money to be invested in clean energy, not wrecking the Great Barrier Reef.

Prime Minister Turnbull, during the election you said there would be no public funding for Adani. Adani's Reef-killing coal mine is not public infrastructure. Don’t waste public money on it.

 

Latest Supporters

Reef before fossil fuels! There should be no cost (direct or indirect) to taxpayers.
Joe 2017-05-26 06:08:57 +1000
Laura 2017-05-26 06:01:11 +1000
Donna Toulmin
Donna 2017-05-26 03:37:19 +1000
Corrupt political funding runs deep in Australia but this one takes the cake. When will we have politicians that do right for Australia instead of the big companies lining their party’s pockets.
Jordan 2017-05-26 01:58:10 +1000
No more coal mines
Jayce 2017-05-26 01:51:01 +1000
TZU MIN LIN
Tzu Min 2017-05-26 01:04:44 +1000
Brittni 2017-05-26 00:05:55 +1000
Adani gets the profits. Australia gets the pollution and, if Turnbull agrees, millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money.
The Great Barrier Reef is worth more than this. The mine must not proceed.
Beth 2017-05-25 23:40:28 +1000
Sherrin 2017-05-25 23:13:32 +1000
This is disgusting!
Julie 2017-05-25 23:00:13 +1000
The world cannot afford any more pollution. We need to rein in the funding for coal and look to the energy sources that will save the planet, including our unique and irreplaceable reef.
Christine 2017-05-25 22:38:55 +1000
Naomi 2017-05-25 22:37:19 +1000
Melinda 2017-05-25 22:17:12 +1000
Stef 2017-05-25 21:58:06 +1000
Chantal 2017-05-25 21:16:04 +1000
There are better ways to spend taxpayers’ money. I am extremely dissatisfied with both the Australian Federal and Queensland State Governments for using taxpayer dollars to entice this environmental vandal, who is not even prepared to fund his own project and has his hand out already for our hard-earned dollars for his and his company’s benefit. Both levels of government have pandered to Adani and sent delegations to “convince” him to go ahead with the Carmichael Mine and expand Abbott Point Port. This money could be better spent on Australians for Australians. With company accounts linked to the Cayman Islands, a well known tax haven, Australia is unlikely to realise any income from Adani. Adani is now “playing” the government, throwing a tantrum and “not making a decision” on the Carmichael mine because the additional sweetener of a reduced introduction and payment of royalties has been withdrawn, after much public disquiet and Queensland government ministers acknowledging the ludicracy of this offer. The government should put a stop to Adani once and for all. The people don’t want it and we are the people our parliamentarians represent.

The research I have done demonstrates that Adani promises work and income, but delivers hardship for local communities, destroys ground water and the environment. As far as I know, the proposal does not include any “insurance” component to governments in the event that Adani walks away leaving devastation. Adani, has by his own admission, has breeched the environmental conditions at the port site this year.

Our farmers are limited in the amount of water they are allowed to utilise, many of them also paying for this water. To offer an international company, especially one with no regard for community and environment, unlimited access to water (our water) even if it depletes or destroys our groundwater and aquifers, is incomprehensible. There are rules for Australian farmers, but not for Adani? Unbelievable! Australia is the driest continent in the world. What happens should Adani exhaust or destroy our water supply?

For those Parliamentarians who, in spite of all of the evidence and public opposition, still believe this is a good deal for Australia and vote in favour of Adani, their names should be publically advertised. Should the project be given approval, it is my belief that they should be held personally accountable, economically and environmentally for any issues arising from the Carmichael Mine and its associated activities.

Do not approve this mine. Put a stop to it at once. Do not spend one more cent of Australians’ money on Adani. Serve the people of Australia and care for our environment, which is what you are elected and paid to do.
Karen 2017-05-25 20:52:19 +1000
Lisa Hateley
Lisa 2017-05-25 20:39:41 +1000
Renae 2017-05-25 20:32:35 +1000
Wayne 2017-05-25 20:29:27 +1000
I’m over this ignorance. Wrecking our reef, endangering the environment.
Clean energy is the only way of the future.
Kate 2017-05-25 20:11:14 +1000
Evan Hadkins
Evan 2017-05-25 19:35:08 +1000
Camilo 2017-05-25 19:34:12 +1000
James 2017-05-25 19:29:13 +1000
Elise 2017-05-25 19:11:31 +1000
Jonathan 2017-05-25 19:06:26 +1000
Why give public funding to a company who will pay no tax and destroy the environment? There is no logic in this proposal, only cash figures for those corrupt politicians and businessmen involved. I support climate action, sustainability, and public money being spent in the interests of the public.
Jessica 2017-05-25 19:02:51 +1000
Cara 2017-05-25 18:58:58 +1000
This is totally unacceptable, advisories for taxpayers money all have a hidden agenda and connections with mining how is this viable for the Northern . Am outraged
Christene 2017-05-25 18:50:04 +1000
Enough already. It’s time to invest in renewables and leave the reef alone.
Kerry 2017-05-25 18:50:04 +1000
Megan 2017-05-25 18:48:25 +1000