Labor stays in Queensland on promise to block billion dollar government loan to Adani mine
BREAKING: The Palaszczuk Government has been re-elected on their promise to block an AUD 1 billion loan to Adani’s coal mine - because of people-powered pressure and our incredible volunteers on the ground. But we have to keep up the fight.
The Palaszczuk Labor Government has been re-elected in Queensland on their promise to block an AUD 1 billion loan to Adani’s coal mine.
After a sprint of an election campaign, the results are in. Labor has been re-elected in Queensland, and because of people-powered pressure and our incredible volunteers on the ground, Queensland will now block any taxpayer money from being spent on Adani’s dodgy and dangerous coal mine.
If you’re in Brisbane, be there on day 1 to show the new Queensland government that we expect them to stick to their word and block the loan, and go further by stopping the Adani mine for good.
Everyone else, share this news online and make sure that the new government knows we are all watching.
Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) volunteers were on the ground every single day of the election campaign getting our message out and we were impossible to ignore. Adani was undoubtedly the number one election issue.
We were everywhere that LNP challenger Tim Nicholls or Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk went.
We knocked on over 1500 doors to have conversations with voters (in the pouring rain).
Together had a people funded billboard follow the leaders around throughout the campaign.
And we made the news over 150 times.
You know we can’t let up the pressure. The first 100 days into their new term will be vital for making sure Labor don’t go back on their promise and hold strong on their stance of no special treatment for Adani.
Chip in to make sure Palaszczuk knows we will be holding them accountable to their promise and won't stop fighting until that all coal stays in the ground.
If you're in Brisbane, the most powerful thing you can do tomorrow is turn up to Queensland Parliament at 9am to make your voice heard.
Adani are now strapped for cash, have no social license and are very close to being unable to get their mine off the ground.
We can do this. But we have to be cautious and keep up the fight, because Adani won't give up easily. But neither will we.
In this til the end,
Millie and Nick for the whole AYCC and Seed team.
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is a youth led, not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to build a movement of young people leading solutions to solve the climate crisis.
The AYCC team acknowledge that we work, live and play on Aboriginal land. We recognise the incredible leadership of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network in fighting for climate justice.