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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? 

Calling tips

  • 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  
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Get dialling!

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

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Christine 2018-02-02 08:20:44 +1100
Overall, looking at the present coal industry and present world demand for coal, Australia just does not need an extra mine to meet future demand. The competition created by approving the constructiion of the Adani mine would undermine the continued stable employment of the existing labour work force in the Hunter Valley and smaller Queensland mines. Douglas Wright
Doug 2018-02-01 21:17:40 +1100
Tanya Plibersek The person i spoke to said that their position hasnt changed and that theywont fund Adani.
Sandra 2018-02-01 20:32:06 +1100
Bill shorten, his secretary lifted the phone I think n said he will pass my message to Bill.
Naresh Kumar 2018-02-01 17:48:16 +1100
I called Tony Plibersek’s and Shorten’s offices yesterday, and felt I was listened to. Today I called everyone else. Chalmers, Neumann and Dreyfus staffers appeared to only be taking down your name, and just passively listened and then let you know that they would not take any comments. I could not get through on Jason Clare despite trying many times on both numbers, and it sounded once like I was hung up on.

I gave a detailed factual message based on months of research explaining that the Adani mine
a) has no business case (BNEF projects $10/MWh by 2020 – coal is over $80 – and in India 65% of old coal is now more expensive that new renewables
b) Adani is corrupt – BVI /Caymans scams, many massive scams in India, some now with cases reopened
c) Adani are broke and trying to shuffle off their $1.5bn Port debt – check all the massive amount of articles on IEEFA
d) the climate impacts.
• At risk is 29 BILLION tons of carbon in the Galilee Basin – world’s 4th largest source of carbon (bigger than Exxon) if the Aurizon NAIF loan is approved
• Bill McKibben said that Australia’s coal expansion plans were worth 30% of the total global carbon budget which has now shrunk as we have considerably worse figures for climate sensitivity (40%)
• As well as West Antartica irreversibly melting, NOAA added the Arctic to that list late last year, and Greenland’s bingo point is only 0.4°C away – which was the difference between the two El Nino peaks in 10 years (1998-2016)
• we are so closed to irreversible catastrophic climate damage with ocean currents slowing from Greenland melt, and the resulting anoxic ocean allowing mass outgassing of methane and then hydrogen sulphide which was the end game of the Permian Extinction.

It is CRITICAL that the Adani mine or any backdoor funding does not go ahead.

Chris Bowen’s phone diverted to Plibersek’s office, when an interested staffer listened to all these facts.

I have been encouraging all offices to contact Tim Buckley, Nicky Ison, Paul Hawkins who is touring shortly, and David Spratt.

Australia could be leading again with progress to energy sovereignty in liquid fuels through the hydrogen economy which would be fantastic for Far North Queensland and ports such as Gladstone.
Sally 2018-02-01 16:59:45 +1100
Tanya Plibersek, Mark Butler and Bill Shorten.

Asked for a clear public commitment from Labor that they do not support the Adani mine for the sake of a healthy climate and wellbeing of future generations.

I was told by the person I spoke to in Mark Butler’s office that the Labor caucus is not currently considering whether or not to support the project.

Otherwise good, mostly they were making an effort to say how their members had voiced concern and commitment to not supporting ‘if the project doesn’t stack up’
Anna 2018-02-01 16:54:52 +1100
Katherine 2018-02-01 16:52:58 +1100
Tony Burke.
Staffer answered. Took my name and State and said she would add it to the list. Hope it is a long, long list.
Sonia 2018-02-01 16:50:55 +1100
I called Bill Shorten’s office and left a message with a staffer to say I was completely against the mine and strongly encouraged Fed Labor to take a position against it. The man said he would make a note of my call ‘along with all the other calls!’
Cally 2018-02-01 16:39:08 +1100
Mark Dreyfus Spoke to staffer Jud, who said they have had over 350 calls. He was logging them all and passing them through.
Sally 2018-02-01 16:32:21 +1100
Bill Shorten in Melbourne. Expressed concerns on environmental and economic grounds. A good project for 1950 but not 2020
Paul 2018-02-01 16:26:06 +1100
Called and spoke to a staffer in Anthony Albanese’s electorate office. Had an insightful conversation about Labor’s policies – the staffer seemed genuinely interested in why there is so much focus on Adani specifically, rather than reducing emissions and taxing carbon (which Labor do have policies on). He said he will definitely pass on my comments to Anthony.
Susan 2018-02-01 16:25:40 +1100
Plibersek – spoke to staffer (TP travelling). Appreciated the call and also reiterated Labour will not go ahead if does not stack up environmentally.
Daniel 2018-02-01 16:11:24 +1100
Bill Shorten’s office, Victoria. Spoke to secretary only and registered my extreme disappointment regarding Labor reconsidering Adani and was assured that my message would be passed on (hopefully).
Lance 2018-02-01 16:03:44 +1100
Tanya Plibersek’s electorate office. Went very well. Mind you if I’d had a poor response from a Labor Left young Labor mother of young children, heaven help a so-called Labor party.
harry 2018-02-01 15:59:54 +1100
Anthony Albanese – Maria took the call – told me the phones have been working hard and that AA has already spoken about Adani and guided me to look at his website. My message was that the time for talking and words is over – we simply need leadership and action. Maria said she would see he gets my message.
Stephanie 2018-02-01 15:58:32 +1100
I phoned both Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek’s Canberra Offices. I spoke to a staff member in Tanya Plibersek’s office and explained the reason for my call which is my concern over Labor supporting the Adani mine. I explained that it has been publicised that Labor could potentially support the mine if it stacked up financially and economically and I stated that the devil is in the detail and that Labor should not be supporting a coal mine under any circumstance. I mentioned that I don’t often make phone calls on issues however I feel very strongly about this and I have been involved in various campaigns over a period of time in order to get the mine halted as I am very concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef. I asked that my concerns be passed to Tanya Plibersek. Bill Shorten’s Canberra office phone rang out – no opportunity for a voice message to be left.
Lyn 2018-02-01 15:57:00 +1100
I called every fed labor member in SA as well as albo and tanya and thought blow it so pyne got a call to most interesting some said they new nothing about it others said they had heard many saying not going to happen and three said their bosses were against the mine
Victoria 2018-02-01 15:47:00 +1100
Tanya Plibersek – Cane said she is very committed to renewables and I urged her to stand strong to have this appalling project stopped.
Karen 2018-02-01 15:46:38 +1100
Shorten – officer Harry thanked me said he’d add my name to the list of people supporting ALP move away from Adani
Burke – officer Michelle has had over 15 calls today, taking names & states
Butler – long chat with Jacobus, Mark’s position remains clear, doesn’t support Adani, but media misrepresentation to claim ALP caucus in next 24-48hrs, will make position clear before next election
Dreyfuss – offsider Bill said I was ‘one of many’ who’ve rung in last few days, will pass name onto Mark, whose position is that “this coal mine should not go ahead as it is not good for the country”.
Albanese – Anni Elkar answered & has had many calls on this topic this week
Bowen – office answer, only taking numbers if outside electorate – I made point, as shadow treasurer Bowen will no doubt consider the risk of stranded assets
Philippa 2018-02-01 15:38:11 +1100
I’ve just called Jim Chalmers office and spoke to a friendly staff member called Pip. Jim is out in the community and normally does not correspond over the phone, which sound a bit weird to me. She toke notes of my concerns regarding the Adani mine and will pass it on. She also took all my details and I might get a respond from Jim by email. She could not tell his stand on this matter nor could she tell what Bill Shorten’s decision will be. She was getting a lot of phone calls today about Adani so looks like ALP is getting a wake up call. lol
Michael 2018-02-01 15:33:27 +1100
I think Mr Shorten’s office has given up answering. I tried 5 times, but the line was busy 3 times and twice there was no answer. Tanya’s office told me the mine is “not stacking up economically or environmentally” and that they do not support it.
Dave 2018-02-01 15:17:31 +1100
Called Bill Shorten. Spoke to staffer. I’m urging Shorten to vote against the Adani mine in Queensland, saying it doesn’t stack up environmentally for the climate, not for health of the reef. It doesn’t stack up economically for creating jobs nor contributing to our economy. The Coalmine will destroy Indenous ancestral lands.
Staffer took my details and said she would make sure Shorten gets my message.
Yvonne 2018-02-01 15:17:14 +1100
I called Tanya Plibersek’ office and spoke to staffer, Cane. I asked him to pass on a message to Tanya that I wanted Labor to withdraw its support for the Adnai Mine as it did not meet the following standards: economic, environmental (local, national, global), cultural. I sighted the sham EPBC referral process as one environmental example that failed to protect 2nd largest population of the critically endangered Southern Black-throated Finch population that was identified on the Adani Mine Lease. Cane replied Tanya was very passionate about this issue and was currently preparing a public statement and would email me a copy. I will forward this to the ACF FB page as soon as it arrives.
Gillis 2018-02-01 15:05:00 +1100
Called Ms Plibersek’s office, spoke to Christine who said Labors policy remains unchanged namely no government money will be put into coal mining and any project must finance itself and meet environmental conditions. I emphasized that environmental effects of coal burning continue to pollute atmosphere which is unsustainable on current scientific evidence, so why not clearly state opposition to Adani and any new mine and phase out current mining quickly ?
Brian 2018-02-01 14:27:16 +1100
phone catherine king’s office and said if labour supported adani we would not be voting for the alp and on the positive side praised the alp for its anti corruption policy and policy on wages i was told the comments were recordred
Jim 2018-02-01 14:23:06 +1100
I called 4 of them: Bill Shorten, Tanya Pibisek, Mark Butler and Tony Burke. Had a good conversation with each staffer and made it very clear that Labor needs to come out with a strong and clear message that it does not support the mine. I related the issue to the ’83 No Dams stance that Labor took to that election and won in a landslide and explained that we are all looking for Labor to take a similar stance on Adani.
Malcolm 2018-02-01 14:15:01 +1100
Tried Bill Shorten’s in Canberra 3 times. Cut off then engaged twice.
Got through to Mark Dreyfus’ electorate office. Good pleasant conversation with staffer who said he had had about 350 calls and was getting the message. Couldn’t tell me MD’s specific stance on Adani but said MD had been key player in Gillard’s previous carbon reduction scheme also ‘Labor has always said they do not want taxpayer $ going to Adani’. I challenged that and said it had been ambiguous and asked him to reiterate the urgency of a clear anti-Adani statement and strong leadership on renewable energy investment and deployment and a progressive carbon reduction plan. He was personally supportive and hoped things would change at election. I said election would be lost without urgent plan of action to slow down climate change. I asked him to times my call by 20 to make up for people I knew who felt the same way. Fingers crossed that they listen.
Linda 2018-02-01 14:05:25 +1100
Bill Shorten’s office, and spoke to Joe. I expressed my concern that the Labour Party are even considering the Adani mine, when we want renewable energy for Australia’s future.
He took my name and said he would pass on my concerns to Bill Shorten.
Suzanne 2018-02-01 13:57:19 +1100
I called Bill Shorten’s office, and raised the following three additional concerns:
1/ Child labour (Adani uses child labour in some of its operations overseas – I thought there was bipartisan agreement to eventually ban our government doing business with companies who use child labour?! How can Labor support a company who profits from child labour?).
2/ The myth of ‘India needs our coal’. Imported coal in India ends up being used in a rather complex and corrupt process to power large, wealthy factories. The coal is usually burnt near poor, rural villages – who then suffer terrible illness because of the pollution. The villages don’t get to see any electricity generated… they remain without electricity. Everyday Indians, especially those in poverty, want clean, reliable electricity supplies… this is often best achieved through solar power etc., as this can be localised rather than having to travel through an unreliable grid. This is a humanitarian issue as well as an environmental one – India does not want our coal, and neither do any other developing countries. Only the rich and corrupt do.
3/ Adani is facing many court cases in various countries for corruption and environmental devastation. Why on earth would we let them come here to do more damage, and why would Labor trust their promises? A leopard doesn’t change its spots.
Anyhow, the staffer I spoke to was polite and listened well, and said he would pass on these additional concerns.
The environmental concerns are huge of course – but even if Labor doesn’t care about the environment, there are so many other reasons not to support Adani.
Jodie 2018-02-01 13:56:38 +1100