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Students lead thousands in nationwide protests against Adani coal mine

SBS, 9 Dec 18  Thousands of people have marched through Australia’s capital cities in protest of Adani’s Queensland coal mine project. Thousands of people have protested Indian mining giant Adani’s plans to dig a new thermal coal mine in Queensland and have called on state and federal governments as well as the federal opposition to stop it going ahead.

Protesters marched the streets in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns just a week after upwards of 15,000 school students demonstrated against government inaction on climate change.

It follows the announcement last month by Adani it would self-fund the controversial project after scaling back its size and scope.

The coal project is being downsized from a 60-million-tonnes a year, $16.5 billion mega-mine to a more manageable 10-to-15 million tonnes a year costing around $2 billion.

“No longer will we sit back and be lectured to by people who are outdated and out of touch,” Thomas Cullen told hundreds of protesters gathered in Brisbane on Saturday.

The 17-year-old was one of the thousands of students criticised by Prime Minister Scott Morrison for skipping school to stage national strikes calling for immediate action on climate change just over a week ago…….https://www.sbs.com.au/news/students-lead-thousands-in-nationwide-protests-against-adani-coal-mine

December 10, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming

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