The Labor Party is still tying themselves in knots about Adani. They need to hear from us encouraging them to reject this polluting coal mine.
This is Labor’s Franklin River moment. This decision will go down in Australian environmental history. The ALP are so close, but we need to get them over the line.
Give them the courage and confidence to make the right decision!
Will you call one – or many! – of these key people in Labor's Cabinet and encourage them to make a clear public statement opposing this dangerous mine?
- When you call, you might speak to a staffer. Ask them to leave a message for the Shadow Minister. If you can't get through, keep trying!
- Be polite and encouraging – we want them to make a good decision!
- Talk about why you care about this
- Be specific – ask them to make a clear public statement opposing Adani's mine
- For more tips, check out this toolkit!
Here are the phone numbers for the Canberra offices and electorate offices.
Tanya Plibersek – 02) 6277 4404 or 02) 9379 0700
Chris Bowen – 02) 6277 4822 or 02) 9604 0710
Tony Burke – 02) 6277 4410 or 02) 9750 9088
Anthony Albanese – 02) 6277 4664 or 02) 9564 3588
Mark Dreyfus – 02) 6277 4205 or 03) 9580 4651
Mark Butler – 02) 6277 4089 or 08) 8241 0190
Jason Clare – 02) 6277 4904 or 02) 9790 2466
Jim Chalmers – 02) 6277 4880 or 07) 3299 5910
Shayne Neumann – 02) 6277 4755 or 07) 3201 5300
Bill Shorten – 02) 6277 4022 or 03) 9326 1300
Make sure you let us know who you called and what they said!
Staff Bill Shorten’s office and Tony Burke’s office were friendly and said they would pass on my support for Labor stopping the Adani coal mine.
Went down the list, Tony Bourke’s office answered. I stated my opposition to the mine and listed 7 reasons I was against the mine. Assistant thanked me for my call
I rang Tanya Plibersek and Bill Shorten’s office. I spoke to staff and told them I object to the Adani mine and believe our country should focus on renewables. Staff were very polite and took my details.
Stop Adani message to ALP
Tanya Plibersek – message will be passed onto her of my concern re environment and future.
Chris Bowen – phone rang out 3:36
Tony Burke – phone busy 3:35pm
Anthony Albanese – phone rang out 3:34pm
Mark Dreyfus – message will be passed onto him of my concern re environment and future.
Mark Butler – phone rang out 3:32pm
Jason Clare – phone rang out 4:06pm
Jim Chalmers – phone rang out 4:08pm
Shayne Neumann – phone rang out 4:10pm
Bill Shorten – phone busy 3:30pm and 4:11pm
Rang Tania Plinerseks Office. Respondent sounded perplexed, as information not correct, and there’s a campaign on. Did listen, and responded that Mr Shorten, said it had to stack up environmentally, or ALP wont support it’ I stated that this is not the message that’s got out and Me Shorten needs to clarify what is meant. I also stated that I do want Adani funded in Queensland
Called Tony Burke’s office. Had my name added to the spreadsheet in the “No” column.
Said that I had campaigned FOR Labor at the last Qld State election on the basis that the Premier had said she would veto a loan to Adani for the rail line. Now, I felt cynically used at the prospect of a NAIF loan to Aurizon to have the same disastrous effect.
Called tanya plibersecks office was assured if the venture didnt stand up conmercially or environmentally it wouldnt be backed also no taxpayer money would be used!
Got through immediately
I was told they are getting lots of calls they asked if you had asked us to ring.I told them that I was also with the Anti Adani group Also that many of myLabor friends are very close to changing parties over this issue.
Bill Shorten, spoke to a Sophia. Asked her to pass on a message to Bill. Said absolutely this Adani mine cannot go ahead and he needs to not even remotely go down that path. Was very passionate but reasonable. She said she would pass on message to Bill.
Mark Dreyfus. His office answered straight away and also voiced their concerns with the Adani Project and said it will not go ahead if it is not commercially or environmentally viable.
I tried the first four numbers and couldnt get through. I got through to Mark Dreyfus’s office.
The secretary said they were receiving a large number of calls voicing their opinion and my msg to not deal with adani would be passed on.
tanya, yes went well, asked if it was worth ringing all on list and told it was a good idea, Chris bowen: answered and was told parliament doesn’t sit till monday and as Chris didn’t answer my call it was diverted to parliament house who I was speaking to .Tony burk also diverted to parliament house switch board.Anthony Albonese phone off hook not even diverted, Mark D, took call stated lots of calls, mark B diverted to switchboard, ,Jason clare diverted to switchboard,Jim chalmers,answer by switchboard who offered me his electoral office number, I rang that and got satisfactory response,Shayn N diverted to switchboard ,no offer of electoral office number but was given it when asked ,rang that and spoke to Chris who was polite but not pleased that i wasn’t from his electorate ,he said that I was the first person to call today and hoped he wouldn’t get inundated with calls as it detracted from his core business of looking after his own area but would start a list. Bill Shorten, engaged not diverted.tried again and got satisfactory result . Id suggest you request callers to ask for electoral office numbers if diverted to switchboard
Called the offices of Tony Burke, Shadow Environment Minister and Bill Shorten to express my dismay that there is even the tiniest possibility the Adani mine could proceed. During my calls I made use of notes I took during what I believe was a Four Corners expose of Mr Adani on ABC TV last year. This program presented evidence that Adani and his companies (many of which are shell companies in tax havens) were corrupt, being involved tax dodging, financial crimes, fraud and money laundering. Their projects in India were environmentally destructive, wilfully violating environmental protection laws and carrying out projects without government approval. Then there is the amount of carbon dioxide the coal from the mine will produce. Local banks, insurance companies and offshore banks want nothing to do with this insane project, so they smell a rat (or many rats). My calls seemed to be well-received and I got the impression the people I spoke to were supportive of my stance.
Tried all the numbers and rang out – so no one answered! All the same dual tone as well so maybe they have blocked the numbers?
Mark Butler’s office did not answer, Tony Burke’s number is engaged. Finally reached Tanya Plibersek’s office and the person said ACF had misinformed me, however, I did leave my name and a very strongly worded message against any new coal mines. The lady on the other end of the phone was polite and obviously under pressure with all the calls coming in.
I got through to Mark Dreyfus’s office where a staffer said that the ALP weren’t necessarily in support of the Adani project but were deciding if it was viable . Every other number was busy!
I managed to only get through to Bill Shorten’s and Tanya Pliberseck’s offices, spoke to office staff to explain my strong opposition to the Adani proposal. Will continue to try other offices.
I called Tony Burke’s office, and a staffer told me that they were keeping a register of all calls. I’m actually in Reid, but Tony Burke is the neighbouring electorate.
Phoned Tanya Plibersek (engaged), Chris Bowen (call rang out) and Tony Burke. I was answered by a female from his office who noted me on her spreadsheet as a ‘no’ to Adani. She listened attentively whilst I expressed my concern that the issue had reared its head again and whilst I stated that Adani cannot be trusted. I also mentioned that I didn’t understand why they would consider risking further devastation of our Reef.
Plibersek office, Butler office Shorten office. I said don’t support Adani/Coal. Asked for a clear public statement that by ALP that they do not support Adani/Coal for econonic (regardless of where the money comes from) and environmental reasons/rational. I said suprised/disapointed that ALP Qld Premier has previously offered support. They said would note concerns and definately pass them on; & they have had a lot of emails & phone calls about peoples concerns against Adani. They also said Shorten has said previously Adani mine won’t go ahead if does not stack-up economically and environmentally. Call was polite; one responder said she agreed and felt the same.
I called them all. Neumann, Clare, Butler, Albanese, Burke, Bowen all rang out. Shorten staffer will pass my concerns on….Chalmers staffer put me through, I’m sure was the Shorten staffer I had just spoken too, I reiterated…..Dreyfus staffer (Judd) seemed sympathetic and stated that Labour never supported the use of tax payers’ money to fund the mine, would not commit on other reasons for opposing…..Plibersek staffer (Kimberly) was the only staffer who could categorically say that the MP they served (Plibersek i.e.) was opposed to the mine. I gave them all my 6 main reasons for opposing the mine and the promise that I would never vote Labour again if they did not actively oppose the Adani mine going ahead.
Rang the office of Tony Burke – spoke to a friendly staffer who asked what our electorate was, and said she would add me and my husband to the list of ‘no to Adani’ callers. I said make that capital letters please and said we are hoping for a clear public statement opposing Adani.
Bill Shorten – spoke only to the person who answered the phone, left my message clearly, he said he would pass it on and thanked me for the call.
Rang Tanya P and Chris Bowen but both times the phone rang out. Hopefully this is because of the massive influx of calls in resistance!