Australian news, and some related international items

Galilee Blockade grandparent activists occupied office of Qld Dep Premier Jackie Trad.

‘On Tues a large group of Galilee Blockade grandparent activists occupied office of Qld Dep Premier Jackie Trad. Cayman Islands was the theme, Gautam Adani holidaying with a billion dollars of public funds.’

Eleven Hour Occupation.
Three Arrests.

One Message.

Galilee Blockade campaign

“Prepared with food, bedding and a camp toilet, the grandparents vowed to occupy the office until Jackie Trad (as Minister for Infrastructure)  signed a legal letter stopping our money going to Adani.
NAIF’s own process is clear that the Queensland Labor Government can reject the applications of both Adani and Aurizon. …

“Bill Shorten says he is against taxpayer funds going to Adani.
Wayne Swan says it’s a slush fund for the Liberals and has asked the Auditor-General to investigate.
Jackie Trad has the power to actually stop our money going to Adani but refuses, despite 75% of Australians being against it. …

Direct action can be very fun. The grandparents engaged staff and the general public, often in song.

The grandparents stopped the office closing for the day, taking turns blocking the doorway for almost 5 hours. Again with music!

Anne, Richard and John were arrested but released without charge. We broadcast this live on Facebook.

P.S. Activist tip. What does a grandparent activist do when he’s about to be arrested.
Take a selfie and put it on Facebook!”


April 8, 2017 - Posted by | ACTION, climate change - global warming, Queensland

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