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!
Spoke to Harry (?) in Bill Shorten’s office who noted my concerns and said unfortunately it’s not his decision to make but that the Shadow Cabinet would be considering it and advise the outcome.
Spoke to staff at Mark Dreyfus and Bill Shorten’s office. Very welcoming/polite.
Explained how I dropped the Commonwealth Bank last year, after being a customer for 55 years, due to their support for Adani. Asked Shorten’s staffer to ALSO pass on my support for Burke’s efforts to clean up the Murray-Darling Basin debacle, as yet another indicator of the economic-ecological disaster of GBR and Qld hinterland promised by Adani.
Called Tanya Plibersek’s office, spoke to Imogen. She was very receptive to the called. Explained that “maybe something Bill Shorten said yesterday may have been taken out of context. They are going to look into Adani’s background before ruling it out”. I pointed out that even with my limited knowledge I knew Adani are not to be trusted, why don’t Labour know that already. I told them if they went ahead I would never vote Labour again (even though I vote Greens)! Imogen understood and appreciated my concerns.
I phone Bill Shorten, spoke to Niko, an Adviser to Bill Shorten who was very curious. I told him Bob Carr and Geoff Cousins met with Chinese Ambassador in Canberra to stop the Chinese lending the $1Billion for the Adani Coal Mine and so if successful NSW Premier Bob Carr was prepared to stop Adani Mine then Shorten should follow. I said millions of Australians would campaign for ALP if they decided to stop Adani including the 1.1 million GetUp members and by deciding to stop Adani they would get elected. Niko wrote these points down, confirmed my name and said he would pass those messages onto Bill Shorten.
Rang Tanya Plibersik’s office. Asked receptionist to note that I fully encourage Labor to oppose the mine and gave my details. She said they had received many calls today and would take note.
I called Tania Plibersek and was well-received by Kimberly who listened carefully and took my name and email o’ensure accurate counting of numbers of calls on the issue". Tried calling Shorten and butler, but phones rang out.
I tried calling almost all the numbers provided to find them engaged until I got onto Tanya Plibersek’s staffer, who assured me the Labor intends to oppose Adani! They claim the ACF misrepresented the words of Shorten. I told them the sheer volume of calls is indicative of the massive public opposition to the Adani coal mine, and she agreed (:
Spoke to Lauren in Plibersek’s office. Thought there was misinformation about it going to cabinet. I asked them to put the environment first. Gave her my electorate and she thanked me and appreciated the call.
Billshorten – very short and hung up very quickly not impressed
Adani mine should go ahead for good economic reasons and JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Ignore the objectors.
I called Andrew his secretary stopped me mid sentence saying that he has had t least fifty calls and that all he wanted was my name and that I didn’t need to at anything else ! And I said that’s because we are not happy with Adani and he said he’s getting that message loud and clear ! He would pass on my name to Andrew
Called Tanya’s office, spoke to staff member stating we feel so strongly against Adani we would reconsider our ALP membership and our campaign volunteering. I was told there was no change in the ALP view on Adani and our feedback will be passed on.
I called Tanya Plibersek’s office, and I spoke to Imogen, who said that I could speak with her about the Adani coal mine. She said that she thought that Bill Shorten’s comments about Adani had been misconstrued, and that the cabinet would be looking at the environmental concerns very carefully before making a decision.
I told Imogen that I was very passionately opposed to Adani, his coal mine and this one eyed view from the Government that coal was the only choice for our energy requirements and jobs for people, when renewables was such an obvious clean choice.
Spoke to Nelson in Bill Shorten’s office, said to pass on my concerns with the Adani Mine as I know it is on the agenda at the moment. Hoping that he throws his full support behind environmental issues, including the future of Great Barrier Reef
I called Bill Shorten’s office and spoke with Sophia who said it was untrue and that it was the Greens putting a negative slant on the issue. However, she did repeat Mr. Shorten’s words about it having to prove it is commercially and environmentally viable in order to receive funding which did not leave me feeling totally confident that it absolutely would not happen.
I think I rang all with only three not answering. Will email those. Mark Dreyfus’s secretary seemed must sympathetic to the concerns I raised. Several received the call with little or no comment.
Called Tony B and Chris B, got no answer. Called Bill Shorten, spoke to one of his people. They said to “watch this space”. I expressed my dismay that Labor would consider putting any support to the Adani mine. Pointing out their neutral stance had been one of my deciding factors when voting for them at the last election.
Mark Dreyfus – staffer “Phil” said that he believed that Dreyfus was of the opinion that is was a “bad idea”. I pointed out that Adani was not able to get financial backing and that MINING IN THE GALILEE BASIN should be a no go (ie, not only Adani). I asked if he had seen the article on the “Doomsday Clock” – 2 minutes to midnight with global warming adding to the time shift. Any further coal mining would just advance the time even closer. He told me that he had. I said that their phone was the only one that would answer and he said that all the others would have been jammed. A good indication!
Judd said I was the 134th caller to Mark Dreyfuss, was very (apparently) delighted at the call. It took 3 goes to get through.
Tanya’s office (Kimberley) had had 40-50 calls but slowed it down by wanting e mail addresses
Couldn’t get through to Shorten or Butlers offices. Nor Albo and Tony Burke..both rang out
Christine Hutchison, I tried all the phone numbers given the lines are dead no engaged signal no ring signal nada!
Mark Bultler: No answer
Bill Shorten: Staffer answered and will pass on my encouragement to Bill to give strong leadership on this issue
Tried Anthony Albanese -line engaged.
Reached Tanya Plibersek’s office and spoke to PA: Adani decision not being made in near future. Shadow Cabinet not deliberating currently. Said “as Bill S. said yesterday, environmental issues will be closely looked at, and will have to stack up”.
All messages will be passed on.
Gave me an email address to forward a copy of a letter I wrote to the PM last year.
Mr Shorten – left a message with staffer. He took my name, thanked me for the call, and said he would pass on my message.
Albo, Tanya, Bill,Tony & Chris & all staff were polite & helpful & said they had heaps calls today. Called all other # but they rang out.
Bill Shorten – guy had no idea what i was talking about
Mark Dreffus -extremly nice and sympathetic guy
Jill Chambers -lady told me it was NOT true and put me onto bill shortens number
No one else is answering
Good, I called Bill Shorten and left a message with PA to pass on about my concerns in supporting the Adani Mine and also my concerns for the future of Great Barrier Reef being a young Australian.