Call your MP - Speak out to reject the mine and protect the reef

Call your MP - Speak out to reject the mine and protect the reef

Last year, ACF took the federal government to court to challenge approval of Adani’s giant Carmichael coal mine in Queensland. The verdict is in.

The court has found that under our current laws, Minister’s Hunt’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine stands up.

It’s madness that the government can legally approve the biggest coal mine in the Southern Hemisphere when pollution is killing our reef.

Since this mine was approved, global warming has fuelled the worst coral bleaching on record. I saw the damage firsthand when I took journalists to Heron Island earlier this year ...

Last year, ACF took the federal government to court to challenge approval of Adani’s giant Carmichael coal mine in Queensland. The verdict is in.

The court has found that under our current laws, Minister’s Hunt’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine stands up.

It’s madness that the government can legally approve the biggest coal mine in the Southern Hemisphere when pollution is killing our reef.

Since this mine was approved, global warming has fuelled the worst coral bleaching on record. I saw the damage firsthand when I took journalists to Heron Island earlier this year. It broke my heart. 

If we don’t cut pollution, the Great Barrier Reef could be gone in just a few decades.

The outcome of this court case is critically important. It proves we need a new generation of environment laws.

We won’t give up until this mine is stopped once and for all and we have strong new laws that properly protect the places we love.  

We’re bringing of hundreds of people together at this critical moment, to send our new government, a strong message – Australians want you to reject this mine and create strong new laws to protect our reef. 

Will you call your local MP and tell them you want Adani’s mine rejected and strong new laws to protect our reef? If MPs all over the country raise this issue in Parliament, our voices can’t be ignored.

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Call your local MP

When you call, remember to be friendly, calm and patient. Your tone can help create the sort of democracy you want to be part of.

Getting started:

  • You will probably speak to a staffer, but ask for the MP.
  • Introduce yourself and mention you live in your MP's electorate.
  • Be polite and friendly.

Talking points to help guide the conversation:

  • The Federal Court has found that under our current laws, Minister’s Hunt’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael ...

When you call, remember to be friendly, calm and patient. Your tone can help create the sort of democracy you want to be part of.

Getting started:

  • You will probably speak to a staffer, but ask for the MP.
  • Introduce yourself and mention you live in your MP's electorate.
  • Be polite and friendly.

Talking points to help guide the conversation:

  • The Federal Court has found that under our current laws, Minister’s Hunt’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine stands up. It’s madness that the government can legally approve the biggest coal mine in the Southern Hemisphere when pollution is killing our reef.
  • Since this mine was approved, global warming has fuelled the worst coral bleaching on record. If we don’t cut pollution and limit global warming, the Great Barrier Reef could be gone in just a few decades.
  • Our environment laws should be able to protect our Great Barrier Reef from its biggest threat – global warming, fuelled by coal pollution. The court's decision is proof we need a new generation of environment laws. Ask your MP where they stand on rejecting this mine and creating new laws to protect our reef?
  • Our new Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, has a chance to show real leadership. He has a choice – he can listen the world's top reef scientists and the community and reject this mine one and for all. Or he can continue to let big polluting companies like Adani dig up and burn coal and destroy our reef forever. 
  • Ask your MP if you can count on them to raise the issue in Parliament and let Minister Frydenberg know your community wants a healthy reef, not more polluting coal.

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