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Melbourne, 2nd March: With the Batman by-election just two weeks away, #StopAdani campaigners say Labor will lose support due to the party’s position on Adani. They plan to escalate the #StopAdani campaign in response to Labor’s weakness on Adani.
“The message we are getting from voters is clear: they expect a firm commitment from Labor to oppose Adani,” Batman local and #StopAdani volunteer Robin Parkin said today.
“Labor’s candidate Ged Kearney expressing concern about Adani is welcome, but what we want to see from Labor is a clear statement opposing Adani. And we haven’t heard that yet,” Mr Parkin continued.
Voters are asking us ‘Why on earth does Labor still support Adani’s plans for a coal mine?” said Jake Wishart, 350.org Senior Campaigner.“Two thirds of Australians do not support Adani’s mine going ahead. The vast majority of Batman voters don’t support Adani. Batman wants leadership – and they are not seeing it from Labor.”
“Local #StopAdani volunteers will be speaking with thousands more Batman voters between now and polling day to ensure they know where all parties stand on Adani’s mine,” concluded Mr. Wishart.