Stop Adani's Carmichael Coal Mine

Protect life on our beautiful reef

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What is the issue?

Right now, Indian company Adani is itching to dig one of the biggest coal mines in the world in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. If it goes ahead, burning coal from Adani’s massive Carmichael mine would create billions of tonnes of pollution, make climate change worse and irreversibly damage the Great Barrier Reef.

The Reef is one of the most magnificent places on Earth, home to an amazing diversity of fish, corals, turtles, whales, dolphins, sharks and rays.

But global warming, fuelled by coal pollution is warming our oceans and killing our coral. If we don’t cut pollution and limit global warming, the Great Barrier Reef could be gone in just a few decades.

Yet our government continues to approve new coal mines like Adani’s giant Carmichael coal mine.

What we are doing

With overwhelming support from the community, ACF challenged the federal government’s approval in court. Our national environment laws exist to protect our air, water and wildlife. They should be able to protect World Heritage sites like the reef.

The court found that under our current laws, Minister Hunt’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will stand.

It’s madness that our government can legally approve the biggest coal mine in Australia's history when pollution is killing our reef.

So we are appealing the decision in court.

This isn’t over. We won’t give up until this mine is stopped once and for all.

Fifty years ago, the ACF community first came together to protect the reef from limestone and oil mining. Today, we can and will protect it from coal mining.

I choose our beautiful reef, not Adani's polluting Carmichael coal mine #reefnotcoal

You can be part of this

Read the latest news, and find the actions you can take to reject the mine and protect the reef.

News | 16 March 17

Geoff Cousins leads stop Adani mine India tour: delivers letter from eminent Australians

High profile delegation of Australian citizens to deliver letter to Adani in India.



#StopAdani Roadshow Volunteer Briefing Melbourne

Monday, 27 March
350 Melbourne Office, Carlton
The #StopAdani Roadshow is coming to Melbourne. We want to pack out the Melbourne Exhibition Centre for a fantastic night...
News | 03 March 17

ACF in court challenging federal government’s ‘drug dealer’s defence’ on Adani coal

“It is shameful that a national government in the second decade of the 21st century would shirk responsibility for the impact its decisions have on the global climate and on places we love, like the Great Barrier Reef”

News | 01 March 17

Australia's climate pollution levels rising, Turnbull and Frydenberg failing

New data shows the federal government's climate policies are simply not working.

News | 28 February 17

Pollution rising: Turnbull, Frydenberg failing

New pollution data shows the federal government's climate policies simply aren't working.

News | 15 February 17

Breaking: Adani Group’s dark underbelly exposed

A shocking new report reveals the dark underbelly to Adani Group's business dealings.

Send your MP the Adani Brief

Send the Adani Brief to your MP now and tell them support for Adani means no support from you.
News | 10 February 17

History will not be kind to this government and its coal obsession

Australia needs to get off coal if we want a safe world to live in.

News | 08 February 17

Saying no to Adani, saying yes to the Reef – local voices speak out

There is growing local opposition to Adani's plans to dig Australia's biggest coal mine in northern Queensland. Josh Meadows talks with conservationists, tourism operators, students and Traditional Owners.