BCCAN joined the fight against the giant new Adani coal mine with a film night and discussion at Rahamim on Tuesday May 9. We watched Guarding the Galilee and discussed the range of negative implications of this project: a disaster for the Barrier Reef, for local farmers, for traditional owners. “Nobody benefits from this other than Adani”, one person said.
The gathering also heard from Bev Smiles who, along with Stephanie Luke and Bruce from Wollar, have been arrested under the Crimes Act for “interfering with a mine”. They face Mudgee local court on May 17.
As they will all plead not guilty, they are likely to face enormous legal fees.
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