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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  
  • For more tips, check out this toolkit

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

Make sure you let us know who you called and what they said! 

Latest Supporters

Mark butlers office. I was informed that the shadow cabinet is apparently not in any process of decision making regarding the mine, but nevertheless mark butler is against it on environmental and economic grounds .
Andrew 2018-02-01 13:50:42 +1100
Tanya Plibersek’s electoral office. I left a message there with a staffer expressing my concerns regarding the risks of the mine to the Great Barrier Reef. Also my concerns that Australia should be providing long term employment for people away from coal mining and into jobs for our future.
Stephen 2018-02-01 13:47:57 +1100
thuraya 2018-02-01 13:27:19 +1100
Fiona 2018-02-01 13:16:09 +1100
I called Bill Shorten’s office as I live in his electorate. Spoke with a staffer, who was very supportive and happy to take my name and request to pass on. they are basically collecting stats. They did not ask me to put in writing or for a return phone number. I also left a message with Phoebe in Tanya P’s Canberra office. similar staff stance, they also seem concerned that the Adani mine not go ahead.
Rosemary 2018-02-01 13:04:33 +1100
I called Bill Shorton’s office & spoke to Rod, he said he has had a few calls today about Adani. He assured me Bills stance is that it wont be supported if the mining activity would affect the reef & funded by our Government. He also stated that Bills pres club speach has been taken out of context. Rod was very polite & said he would pass my concerns on to Bill Shorton.
Anthony 2018-02-01 12:46:40 +1100
I called Mr Shorten’s electorate office, and said that I wanted to see the ALP come out publicly against the Adani mine, because of the effect that burning coal has on climate change. The staffer took my details and said that Mr Shorten would be advised of my call.
Andy 2018-02-01 12:37:01 +1100
Call to Bill Shorten’s office was politely received by staff member.
Assurances given that my disgust that the Labor party would consider supporting the Adani mine would be forcefully conveyed to Mr Shorten.
I am a constituent of Bill Shorten’s Maribyrnong electorate.
Anthony 2018-02-01 12:20:36 +1100
I rang Bill Shorten’s office and spoke to Harry Theophanous, who was very polite and directed me to Bill Shorten’s web site which includes his speeches. I am following up to find the ones directly relating to the Adani mine development.
Mary 2018-02-01 12:19:10 +1100
Mark Butlers office: staffer: not true that cabinet is making a decision, Markhas always been against the mine. Me: not clear enough to the public particularly because of Bill Shorten’s qualified comment pivoting on the word “if”. Can you please ask Mark and Bill to allay concerns and be more clear and categorical if they want our support..
Bill’s office: very polite. Took my name and synopises of my comment as above
jack 2018-02-01 12:15:45 +1100
I spoke with a staffer at Tanya Plibersek’s office. They were confident that the mine would not be supported by the ALP. I asked why the Queensland government was still seeking to extinguish native title on the proposed mine site , she did not know about that and suggested I speak with Bill Shorten’s office. She promised to pass on my comments to Tanya.
I then spoke with Road Gurry at Bill Shorten’s office. He was not so positive that the mine would not receive ALP support. Neither did he think that there was a court case to extinguish native title, so I have forwarded a letter from Adrian Burragubba, seeking donations for the Wangan Jagalingou People’s legal battle with the Queensland government.
Richard Stanford
Richard 2018-02-01 11:55:29 +1100
Tanya. The person in the office was very polite and said he was pleased so many people had called to voice their concerns.
Chris 2018-02-01 11:50:16 +1100
Mark Butler
Emily 2018-02-01 11:49:27 +1100
Who did you call? How did your call go?
First name 2018-02-01 11:47:03 +1100
rang all on list ( only Bill Shorten answering service message box full) ) all agree to pass message on state lots of calls today. Chat with some staffers all appreciative and some activist also. Good response from all
Barry 2018-02-01 11:42:56 +1100
Spoke with Tanya’s staff..
Who ASSURE me there is NO meeting and Labour is NOT changing their minds.
Also politely commented that certain organisations are putting it Incorrect information! !
MARK BUTLER us shadow minister for environment! ☺
Leanne 2018-02-01 11:42:32 +1100
Lorna 2018-02-01 11:38:03 +1100
gareth on the phone at ROB MITCHELL office craigieburn victoria
david 2018-02-01 11:24:31 +1100
Called Bill Shorten. Spoke to Mandy. “I will pass your message across.”
Christine 2018-02-01 11:16:09 +1100
I rang all of them! Said I wanted them to come out and say definitvely no Adani mine, no futher development of Abbot Point and not to allow Gina Rinehart to have any infrastructure to be built for her mining in the Galilee Basin. I also asked them to put in place strong environmental laws and to take strong action on reducing our increasing carbon emissions and have a more ambitious target for renewable energy.
Pamela 2018-02-01 11:09:00 +1100
Rang Bill Shorten. My name has been added to the list!
Anne 2018-02-01 11:05:09 +1100
Grant Allen
Grant 2018-02-01 11:00:14 +1100
Bill Shorten. Fobbed off.
Deb 2018-02-01 10:56:49 +1100
Just called Bill Shortens office and spoke with Alex. Expressed my opposition to Adani and support for Labour’s proposed opposition. Alex was very pleasant & thanked me for taking the time to ring & recorded my name & postcode
Sharon 2018-02-01 10:56:43 +1100
I called all on the list. Staffers took my details and undertook to pass them on. I made sure that I told them that public perception was that the mine had bipartisan support and Labor needed to make a statement to publicly and unambiguously oppose the mine. Bill shortens office said that labor’s position would be more definite before the election and I said that their statement needed to be made as soon as possible
Mitzi 2018-02-01 10:51:34 +1100
Called the electoral offices of Tony Burke and Mark Dreyfus (Canberra numbers were not answering at all). Only got the office perso, but they had clearly been getting a lot of calls.
David 2018-02-01 10:46:12 +1100
Calls went well. They appreciated me making the call. Didn’t get to speak to members themselves but spoke to a person in each of the Shadow Cabinet members’ offices and told them I had heard about Shorten’s speech at the Press Club and was encouraged by the feeling that Labor may be shifting its position on Adani. I told them they have my complete support if they stop the Adani mine.
Angela 2018-02-01 10:37:23 +1100
I phoned Tanya, Tony & Bill’s offices, staffer said they were happy to pass on my comments
Denis 2018-02-01 10:29:55 +1100
Spoke to one of the staff. She said they were all taking calls for Tanya about the community concerns and will pass on the message. She said Tanya had not changed her position with regards to the Adani coal mine. Labour was against using federal money to fund the investment in the mine.
chrisanthi 2018-02-01 10:18:01 +1100
Called Bill S office office lady said she would pass my message on to Bill. In my message I stated that the 10,000 jobs they keep talking about (as the big reason they are considering it) does not take into account how many jobs, livelihoods clean air and the health of the community will be destroyed. Also our ‘Golden Soil’ and ‘Freedom’ we so passionately sing about in our Nation Anthem will be destroyed. Say NO now.
Sonja 2018-02-01 10:16:50 +1100