Prime Minister Turnbull: Don’t give Adani $1 billion to wreck our reef!

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URGENT: $1 billion in public funding could be used to prop up Adani's giant polluting coal mine! 

It looks like PM Malcolm Turnbull is preparing to give multinational mining company Adani $1 billion of public money to fund a coal-carting railway line from the Galilee Basin to the Great Barrier Reef coast.

Media reports say the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) funds are earmarked for the project.

During the election, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said – on camera – that there would be no public funding for Adani's mine. 

We are holding him to that promise. We don’t want this mega-polluting coal mine.

Billionaire polluter Gautam Adani has met the Prime Minister recently.

When Mr Adani puts on the hard word, we need Malcolm Turnbull to know – we won't accept giving a billion dollars of public funding to a billionaire's company creating billions of tonnes of pollution.

Mr Adani has a mining licence, but he will never have a social licence. 

Sign the petition calling on Malcolm Turnbull to put Adani's requests for publicly-funded subsidies in the bin. 

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.

We're partnering with our friends at GetUp! and across the movement on this petition.

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I am totally against this! There is great potAential for underground water systems to be disrupted, contaminated and ruined irreparably and for making a vast area of land unsuited for the production of any primary produce. The idea of giving the mining company access to our water is abominable and free use thrown in too!! Stop selling our coal overseas. Develop cleaner cheaper fuel for Australians using that coal. Australia barely has a carbon footprint compared to countries burning our coal. Stop being hypocritical.. Let’s have a national gas preservation policy for domestic use. Fix the budget – our millions are draining away every hour.
Pamela 2017-04-13 09:47:34 +1000
Suzanne 2017-04-13 09:43:05 +1000
Norman 2017-04-13 08:54:45 +1000
Mathew 2017-04-13 08:54:37 +1000
Please do not allow Adani Mine. Destruction of our land by yet another overseas interest and we have to pay for it!!!! They have already polluted the nearby wetlands and our beautiful Great Barrier Reef is already struggling. Please spend that money elsewhere and send Adani home
Kate 2017-04-13 08:43:00 +1000
Chris 2017-04-13 08:04:55 +1000
Kim 2017-04-13 07:33:03 +1000
Kirin 2017-04-13 04:25:09 +1000
Miha 2017-04-13 02:08:37 +1000
Baban 2017-04-13 01:00:00 +1000
Alexander 2017-04-13 00:02:33 +1000
Please stop destroying Earth. We need to fix our future!
kavitha 2017-04-12 23:02:59 +1000
Fossil fuels will run out but the Great Barrier Reef is irreplaceable
amanda 2017-04-12 21:50:54 +1000
Brendan 2017-04-12 21:33:30 +1000
The claimed economic benefits of the Charmichael Coal Mine pale in comparison to what is at stake. Employment and profits will be limited of the mine – some 60 years. Meanwhile, the mine and its railway and shipping infrastructure (to be funded by public extort) will compromise tourism and agriculture in the much longer term. The purity of our groundwater systems, and the health of the Great Barrier Reef, are of far greater economic significance, in the long run, than any finite coal export.

But let us not reduce everything to economics. The Reef is a wonder of the natural world. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority – a body of the Federal Government – quotes the World Heritage Committee in describing the Reef as ‘of natural significance which is so exceptional as to transcend national boundaries and to be of common importance for present and future generations of all humanity’. It deserves our unequivocal protection.

We also have a responsibility, as a civilized nation in a globalised world, and as signatories to the Paris Agreement, to stay the mean global temperature rise by reducing carbon emissions. And we share responsibility, with the importer, for those emissions caused by the use of Charmichael coal – which alone would represent a measurable and significant ‘contribution’ to climate change.

It is hard to imagine a greater backward step in the beauty and long-term prosperity of Australia, and the health of the planet, than the Charmicael Coal Mine.

Not in Mine Name.
Thomas 2017-04-12 21:32:14 +1000
Disgusting on so many fronts. Broken election promises, fake news about numbers of jobs, supporting coal over renewable energies and failing to protect our beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Such a short sighted decision, which will be viewed as environmental vandalism in the future.
Emma 2017-04-12 21:07:20 +1000
Jobs won’t last long when the world is turning towards renewables. Bad, short sighted investment. Australians don’t want this short term business deal. It stinks. We’d prefer long term investment in a healthier GBR and tourism forever.
Natasha 2017-04-12 20:56:39 +1000
Brad 2017-04-12 20:38:01 +1000
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David 2017-04-12 20:14:41 +1000
Christine 2017-04-12 19:46:49 +1000
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Jonah 2017-04-12 19:39:00 +1000
Peter 2017-04-12 19:10:31 +1000
John 2017-04-12 17:33:35 +1000
Gary 2017-04-12 16:09:56 +1000
FFS. Can’t you do anything FOR the Australian people not just your own bloody pockets? TURNBULL YOU ARE A DISGRACE.
Helena 2017-04-12 15:58:19 +1000
Olivia 2017-04-12 14:29:53 +1000
Been to the Reef recently Malcolm? If you’re giving away $1bn, how about putting it towards non-polluting renewable energy companies. You’re selling out the climate and our beautiful Great Barrier Reef!
Adele 2017-04-12 14:01:02 +1000
Adani is a dodgy firm and the idea of opening more coal mining in this country is a retrograde and stupid one. I will actively oppose any action that support this mine. Stop this now.
Robert 2017-04-12 13:48:20 +1000
Wake up, both labour & liberal parties. Allowing the free pillaging of our precious Artesian basin water supply and allowing mega profits to go to some shonky overseas operators is just wrong. I am speaking up for the sake of our next generations.
Paul 2017-04-12 13:27:07 +1000