FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday Feb 3, 2017
The Stop Adani movement has vowed to continue its massive grassroots campaign, including in the Batman by-election, and has reiterated calls on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to make a real commitment against Adani.
“Bill Shorten and the Labor Party have made no commitment to stop Adani thus far,” said Jake Wishart, Senior Campaigner for 350.org.
“The Australian community are very clear on this. They do not want this mine. It is time for Mr. Shorten to rule out Adani for good. Without that, we know that hundreds of passionate volunteers in the seat of Batman will campaign right up until polling day.”
“This means thousands of one-on-one conversations in the seat of Batman. Street by street, block by block, suburb by suburb – local volunteers will be out to stop this disastrous coal mine.”
“Our movement, comprising a range of local and national groups, made over 130,000 phone calls in the recent Queensland election. That community activism changed the course of the Queensland election.”
“Mr. Shorten has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership here. This could be his Franklin Dam moment.”
Images from Tuesday’s #StopAdani campaign launch in Batman can be found here