Bega’s big day of action against proposed Adani mine

Bega Valley residents in Litteton Gardens as part of an Australia wide protest against the proposed Adani coal mine in central Queensland. Picture: Supplied

Bega Valley residents in Litteton Gardens as part of an Australia wide protest against the proposed Adani coal mine in central Queensland. Picture: Supplied

Friday saw Bega Valley residents take to Litteton Gardens as part of an Australia wide protest against the proposed Adani coal mine in central Queensland.

The Bega event went ahead before Saturday’s Big Day of Action, which saw the words “stop Adani” plastered from Bondi Beach in Sydney to Princes Park in Melbourne.

Greens councillor, Cathy Griff, said a proposed federal government subsidy for the mining project is unjustified.

Organisers estimated 1500 people showed up to the anti-Adani event in Bondi. Picture: Stop Adani Campaign

Organisers estimated 1500 people showed up to the anti-Adani event in Bondi. Picture: Stop Adani Campaign

“No Australian bank or international financial institution will back Adani,” Cr Griff said.

“Adani's only prospective source of finance for this project is our federal government offering tax payers' dollars.

“In addition, the Queensland government has approved access to unlimited amounts of precious ground water resources, threatening farmers and rural communities on this driest of continents.”

Large human signs protesting the mine were formed across the country on Saturday.

“Opposition to this vast coal mine transcends politics,” Cr Griff said.

“It would decimate the barrier reef and disable our modest Paris climate targets.

“It would be a disaster for the planet and Australia would be left with the scar and the blame.”

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