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As bushfires rage across the country, the Queensland government is considering a secret deal with Adani that could mean the coal corporation pockets hundreds of millions of dollars of public money for its climate-wrecking mine.

Analysis by The Australia Institute shows Adani’s special coal royalty deal could be worth between $250 and $700 million dollars. The Palaszczuk Government has refused to reveal the terms of this shady arrangement, claiming it’s too confidential for us to know about.

Our elected representatives have a responsibility to create a future where our communities, reef and wildlife thrive, not prop up dirty coal.
Add your name to this open letter to send the Premier a clear message — no dirty royalty deal for Adani:

“Dear Premier,

During the last Queensland election you promised there would be no public money for Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine.

If Adani’s mine goes ahead it would unleash billions of tonnes of pollution, at a time when we must rapidly phase out coal and take urgent action on the climate crisis.

We ask you to keep your election promise and not cut a special royalty deal with Adani.”

Photo: #ClimateStrike on 3 May 2019. Credit: School Strike


Latest Supporters

Cindy 2019-12-13 21:18:59 +1100
Cathy 2019-12-13 18:03:16 +1100
Allowing Adani to go ahead is a short term money grab, with far reaching long term catastrophic consequences. It won’t help with jobs, but it will destroy an already struggling eco system. DON’T BE SHORT SIGHTED AND GREEDY!
Fulvia 2019-12-13 18:01:36 +1100
Libby Farrell
Libby 2019-12-13 15:49:45 +1100
John 2019-12-13 07:12:51 +1100
Really in a time when the planet is cooking and all inhabitants are being seriously impacted by coal and you are supporting what will potentially become a stranded asset ? The Adani mine is wrong. Have you actually considered the implications here’s ??

My children deserve a future and I will fight for them, you can be
Tori 2019-12-13 06:30:55 +1100
Laura 2019-12-13 00:02:58 +1100
Ian 2019-12-12 23:17:02 +1100
Jan 2019-12-12 22:28:35 +1100
The world is dying and you can’t possibly believe that mining more coal and using precious water to facilitate this is wise judgement.
Please use your wisdom to end this foolish obsession with coal. Stand up and be counted as a climate rescuer not a climate destroyer.
Judy 2019-12-12 20:56:04 +1100
Please listen to the majority of Australians who oppose Adani’s climate destroying coal mine.
Ron Baker
Ron 2019-12-12 19:17:35 +1100
Catherine 2019-12-12 18:40:32 +1100
I have faith that the leader we have chosen here in Queensland is for the people and for the planet we inhabit, do not let Adani happen!!
In 2019 moving to a new decade it’s ridiculous that we are still using caveman energy sources!
We have the capability of working for ourselves whilst also working for the environment!
Don’t ruin Queensland!!!!
Nick 2019-12-12 18:39:47 +1100
!!!….$$$…..????
Piers 2019-12-12 17:45:47 +1100
David 2019-12-12 13:55:57 +1100
Your position is one of responsibility to leave the planet better than you inherited. You know that Adani will not be doing this. Queensland is on the precipice with this Adani decision. Apart from losing votes if Adani goes ahead, you will also lose credibility as a leader who thinks and makes the right choices for now and for the future.
Lauren 2019-12-12 10:55:11 +1100
Cosetta 2019-12-12 03:13:09 +1100
Andrew 2019-12-11 22:55:34 +1100
Vickie 2019-12-11 22:25:50 +1100
maria kowalski
maria 2019-12-11 20:25:56 +1100
Dear Premier,
I hope you have better sense than to keep pushing on in the destruction of our natural resources. You have a great responsibility in keeping Australia clean, healthy and thriving with the abundance of natural resources (without selling it all off!). Stop the dirty deeds and deals that our nation hasn’t agreed to!
Rex 2019-12-11 20:19:18 +1100
Lang 2019-12-11 19:47:53 +1100
Surely the fires we are experiencing are enough to make it clear that: we can’t afford the carbon emissions from the coal mined : nor can we let Adani use our precious water at this time of extreme drought.
What are you thinking? Shame shame on you.
Catherine 2019-12-11 16:52:24 +1100
leave it in the ground please for our kids future its so important
george 2019-12-11 15:55:06 +1100
Handshakes over this deal happened behind closed doors. The longterm damage is at our doorstep NOW. Ecocide is suicide.

There are so many employment opportunities in land regeneration and renewable energy with longterm positive effects.

ADANI and coal in general is doomed. Our ecosystems can be regenerated at this point and do not need to be doomed. ADANI is a death sentence in the short term and longterm.

Please care about the future of our children and our ecosystems that are threatened by a shortsighted doomed economy.

Power to nature, let’s not ignore that which keeps us alive for the sake of money. Our economy is out of balance and our atmosphere and water are paying the price. Earth homeostasis is breaking down.

You’re in a position to help now, by investing in renewables and downgrading coal.

Make the power of politics help our planet. Please take advantage of the political power you hold by stopping this criminal money focused behaviour to continue.
Maria 2019-12-11 15:54:05 +1100
Ute Heward
Ute 2019-12-11 12:39:52 +1100
Stop Adani now, pure idiocy to use this precious resource..It’s not yours to sell
Trudie 2019-12-11 11:52:52 +1100
The decisions made by your government in favour of the progress of the Adani coal mine are beyond comprehension! Continually ignoring your constituents who elect and employ you and making deals which no doubt support your government’s success in the next election and line your pockets is why people all over the world are questioning democracy! Wake up, smell the smoke and make decisions which put you on the right side of history !
Elisabeth 2019-12-11 10:56:44 +1100
Vivian 2019-12-11 08:55:14 +1100
There are no words to describe my fury!
It is LUNACY to be creating another polluting coal mine. As our country is engulfed by infernos you want to throw more coal on the fires!!!???
Such greed is unsurpassed.
The idea that you and your government would support sucking the last drop of the earths blood while it it dying is beyond reprehensible and comprehension.
Sophie 2019-12-11 08:02:16 +1100