We are on Adani’s secret hit list – help us fight back

19 February, 2019

Adani has embarked upon a well-funded, co-ordinated strategy to bully and intimidate its critics, including EDO Qld.

An explosive report by the ABC has revealed Adani has bankrolled a co-ordinated legal strategy designed to bully community groups and critics into silence.

The strategy was implemented last year, and consisted of the company hiring a law firm to threaten litigation and other actions against its critics, including community groups and the Traditional Owners of its Carmichael mine site.

As part of the investigation, EDO Qld revealed it was the recipient of one such letter, clearly designed to intimidate our organisation and discourage us from legally representing the community.

This proves we are an effective force against Adani. They see us as a threat, which is why they’re trying to stop us doing our job.

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Adani’s trying to silence us, but we won’t be bullied.

You can stand with us by pledging to support our important legal work around Adani’s Carmichael mine and other coal-mining projects!

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Adani’s hit list – a badge of honour

This is an unacceptable abuse of the law from Adani.

The ABC report shows these tactics were designed from the ground up to silence and intimidate Adani’s critics and stop them raising valid concerns.

But the truth is we wear it as a badge of honour, because it shows how effective we are.

EDO Qld has a proud history of standing up for community groups concerned about Adani’s Carmichael mine.

We have represented the community in court against Adani numerous times, and provided community groups with valuable legal advice about the Carmichael mine.

We are currently taking the Federal Government to court over its decision to allow Adani’s North Galilee Water Scheme to proceed without an assessment of its impacts on our precious water resources.

And we have submitted persuasive evidence to the Queensland Government that Adani has broken the law by commencing illegal work at its Carmichael mine site.

It’s no surprise we are on the company’s hit list.

But we don’t intend to let these attacks succeed. We will not be stopped by Adani’s baseless threats.

The community has a right to speak up about their concerns, and we will continue to support them as they raise their valid objections to the Carmichael coal mine.

Adani’s attacks on us prove we’re doing something right, and hitting them where it hurts. 

That’s why we can’t take a backwards step.

They have the money. They have the resources. But we have the support of the community – and we won’t be silenced.

You can stand with us by pledging to support our work around Adani’s Carmichael mine and other coal projects, or by contributing to our fighting fund to ensure we are well-resourced for the battle ahead.

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