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 | 08 December 16

Funding Adani would be Turnbull's Trump moment

Australians will not stand by while the Great Barrier Reef becomes a bleached wasteland and our Prime Minister entrenches Australia's dependence on a dirty, declining industry, writes Geoff Cousins.

News | 08 December 16

Clean energy policies would create tens of thousands more Qld jobs than Adani

The real jobs boom in Queensland is in clean energy and protecting the 70,000 jobs that depend on a healthy Great Barrier Reef, not in Adani’s reef-wrecking coal mine.

90,000 new jobs for Queensland

How strong climate action creates jobs and cuts pollution

Write to Malcolm Turnbull: Don’t give Adani $1 billion to wreck our reef!

Tell him you want our beautiful reef, not Adani's polluting mine
News | 03 December 16

Turnbull must reject dirty deal with Adani

Don't put the interests of big polluters ahead of the interests of the Australian people.

News | 15 November 16

Aussies back environment groups against government attempts to silence

Polling shows Australians want environment groups to hold governments to account.

Petition

Stop Adani’s giant coal mine and protect the Great Barrier Reef

Petitioning Federal Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg

Event

ACF meet-up Mackay, Mon 12th Dec 6-8pm

Monday, 12 December
06:00PM
Mackay Environment Centre, Mackay
We're headed to Mackay! Join us and other ACF supporters in your community for a meet-up on Monday the 12th...
Event

ACF meet-up Airlie Beach, Fri 9th Dec 6-8pm

Friday, 09 December
06:00PM
Whitsunday Diving Adventures/Mantaray Charters Dive Centre, Cannonvale
We're headed to Airlie Beach! Join us and other ACF supporters in your community for a meet-up on Friday the...