The Anti Adani protests that swamped Brisbane are moving to the bush. But a convoy to stop the mine may not be very welcome there.
Shelley Cheng reports.
There’s 200 cars and counting.
The anti-coal convoy on its way north with Former Greens leader Bob Brown, leading the charge.
The Central Queensland mine a hot topic ahead of the Federal election.
Bob Brown, Bob Brown Foundation:”We’re saying to people very simply, don’t vote for Adani, don’t vote for people who are sitting on the fence. Vote for people, candidates who say we will stop Adani.”
Dr. Cameron Murray, Sustainable Australia: “We don’t want any new coal mines in Australia. We want valuated jobs in regional Australia and that’s going to need some smart government policy to support those investments.”
Stop Adani members believe the convoy is a way for politicians to hear what voters want.
Vox 1: “I think this is a great strategy to politicians, and that’s exactly what we’re trying to do. We’re just trying to show the Government we want them to make good decisions on our behalf.”
Vox 2: “Voters should do anything to make sure we act urgently on climate change.”
It seems some however don’t agree.
With Clermont locals threatening to boycott the convoy when it rolls into town.
Green groups say this is the climate election and politicians who don’t have plans for climate action are in political peril.
Shelley Cheng, QUT News.