- Josh FrydenbergMP, Minister for the Environment and Energy
- The Hon. Annastacia PalaszczukMP, Premier of Queensland
Stop Adani's Carmichael mine: Australia's young people deserve a voice
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AUSTRALIA'S YOUTH WANT A VOICE IN ONE OF THE MOST IMMINENT ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONS OUR CURRENT GOVERNMENT WILL MAKE. Indian coal company Adani is in the midst of seeking approval for the construction of the largest coal mine in Australia's history - the Carmichael Mine and Rail project in northern Queensland. It is planned to be constructed right on the World Heritage Site of the Great Barrier Reef, and threatens plant, animal and aquatic life. Not only has Adani proven itself incapable of adhering to environmental licenses on it's Abbott Point mine (http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/04/adani-breaches-abbot-point-sediment-levels) but the mine will be funded by billions of Australian tax dollars. And for what? A mine that damages its immediate environment of beautiful coral and sea-life, causes irreversible global warming and contributes to the failing coal sector of the Australian energy mix.
As a young person, it is terrifying to see this mine moving towards becoming reality. My generation are the ones who will live with the unknown consequences global warming and will bear the burden of our current government's inability to act on the interests of future generations. Stop the construction of Adani's mine and listen to real Australians' concerns about the worst environmental mistake of our lifetime. We will make our voices heard! This is a call upon the Federal Minister for the Environment Josh Frydenberg MP and his Queensland constituents, as well as the Federal and Queensland representatives of the Greens and Labor parties to acknowledge, fight and act in the interests of real young Australians who say NO to Adani, NO to the destruction of our environment and YES to a sustainable, coal-free future.
If you are a young Australian who cares for the future of our generation or if you believe young people should have a loud voice in the major political decisions of our time, SIGN and SHARE this petition! Thank you for your support and for giving the environment and a sustainable future a chance!
- Leader of the Opposition
- MP, Premier of Queensland
The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk
Stop Adani's Carmichael mine: Australia's young people deserve a voice.
On behalf of Australia's young people as a leader in our community, you have a responsibility to uphold and preserve the beauty, health and longevity of both our local Australian environment and the collective health of our planet.
The youth of Australia do no support the irresponsible and illogical actions of the Liberal and National Coalition as they move forward with the Carmichael mine proposed by Indian mining company Adani in Northern Queensland. It is an environmental disaster, it will destroy jobs, it will destroy the Great Barrier Reef and it will destroy any reputation Australia had as a country at the forefront of technological and energy-related advances.
You are an individual with the power to ensure our voices, the voices of young Australians concerned for our future, are heard, acknowledged and acted upon. You have the ability to make a positive change for hundreds of thousands of people growing up in Australia, who will one day be Prime Ministers, scientists, teachers, CEOs, parents, doctors and global citizens. Set the right example and make our voices heard, because we are going to make a difference.
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