Keep speaking out against Adani

A message from GetUp..

Since we last spoke, we’ve had two huge wins against Adani. The momentum is palpable.

First, after almost 8,000 of you chipped in to run a huge marginal seats campaign, another Coalition MP has publicly defied Turnbull over the $1 billion dollar Adani loan. 

The campaign is now in full swing, with newspaper ads, billboards and rallies saturating key marginal electorates. If we can get more MPs to speak out, this could become a full backbench revolt.

Then, on Friday, Westpac refused to finance Adani!

That leaves Adani with no financial backers. Not one. Australian banks won’t touch it. International banks won’t touch it. Adani’s mine is so politically toxic that 17 banks across the world have refused to fund it. The only person left who thinks it’s a good idea is Malcolm Turnbull.

And yesterday, the Labor Party launched a scathing attack on Adani. We could be shaping up to have a huge Federal fight over the future of the mine.

Our political and financial targets are dropping like flies. From across the political spectrum, no one wants anything to do with this project.

We’re still in a race against time. But for the first time, we have a chance to win on the politics.

Can you contact your Labor MP right now and tell them to keep speaking out against Adani?

In case you missed it, over the weekend Labor took their strongest ever stance against the mine. Shadow Energy Minister Mark Butler slammed Turnbull for being “chained to this Adani project that doesn’t bear any relationship to commercial reality”.1

Labor has been slamming Turnbull over the billion dollar loan for a while. But publicly slamming the Adani mine altogether has taken them five years.

This is a long overdue but great step from Labor.

Now, we need to make sure they know that every time they speak out against Adani they’re speaking with the furious backing of thousands of Australians. This mine is so unpopular it’s toxic, and it’s our job to remind our politicians.

Can you tell your Labor MP to keep speaking out against the Adani loan?

The momentum this movement has built against Adani is irresistible. Labor and Liberal backbenchers and investment banks are all turning against Adani. Our job now is to make sure it doesn’t stop.

Thank you for everything you’ve done so far.

Sam R, for the GetUp team

References
[1] Federal Labor backtracking on support of Adani’s planned Carmichael coal mine, ABC Insider, 30 April 2017

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