The #StopAdani Roadshow returns to Townsville on 27 April after the original event was cancelled due to Cyclone Debbie. Organisers are expecting to the 400 seat theatre at Event Cinema.
“The momentum to Stop Adani just keeps growing. We are excited by how many North Queenslanders are getting behind this event and joining the movement to Stop Adani” says North Queensland Conservation Council coordinator Maree Dibella.
“Communities are putting on film screenings in Port Douglas, Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton. There are over 110 community groups leading campaigns in their towns and suburbs, with 12 just in regional Queensland.
“Townsville’s Stop Adani Roadshow will kick off with one of the first special cinema screenings in Australia of the recently released documentary ‘Guarding the Galilee’, telling the Adani story through regional voices.
There will also be local speakers who care about our communities and the climate and are already taking action. Whitsunday tourism operator Dr. Lindsay Simpson was part of a delegation of concerned Australians who recently travelled to India to see for themselves the environmental and social damage done by Adani.
“We believe that the Adani project puts tourism jobs and the Reef at risk,” said Dr Simpson.
Attendees at the roadshow will leave with clear, direct and meaningful pathways their communities can pursue to Stop Adani.
The Townsville #StopAdani Roadshow event will take place at Event Cinemas in the city at 6 pm.
About the ‘Guarding the Galilee’ documentary (Trailer here)
Presented by Queensland born actor Michael Caton, Guarding the Galilee is a 30-minute documentary on the battle to stop the biggest coal mine in Australian history, Adani’s Carmichael project.
The award-winning documentary team capture the raw beauty of Central Queensland, where Adani’s mine threatens essential water resources.
Just downstream from the proposed mine, a grazier fears for the impact on the river that quenches the thirst of his cattle, and flows through to the Coral Sea.
On the coast, a boat owner operating out of the Airlie beach tourist hotspot worries about the hundreds of extra ships steaming through the Great Barrier Reef each year.
Meet these and many others engaged in this fight and find out exactly what mining billionaire Adani has planned for Australia.
Top line: Maree Dibella – North Queensland Conservation Council, Nicole Graham – Great Barrier Reef tourism operator, Stevie Richards – Dive Instructor; Middle line: Mary Anne Baillie – retired teacher and Mackay Conservation Group member, Michael Caton – actor,, Sandra Williams – Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping; Bottom line: Rob Pyne – Independent member for Cairns, Tim Buckley – Institute for Economic Energy and Financial Analysis, Peter McCallum – Mackay Conservation Group