Canberrans have a clear path to help #StopAdani


Tim Hollo, Greens candidate for the new seat of Canberra and a climate campaigner for the past 20 years, today welcomed the #StopAdani coalition's Federal Election Plan and called on the Federal ALP to finally commit to stop Adani's coal mine.

Mr Hollo said: "You cannot claim to be taking the threat of climate change seriously if you're willing to allow the massive Adani coal mine to be built.

"Federal Labor has moved a reasonable way on climate change in recent years, thanks to pressure from inside and out. But Labor is still comfortable opening new coal and gas projects at a time when we need to turn off the fossil fuel tap. It's time for Labor to step up.

"Nothing would delight me more than an incoming Labor government finally committing to stop Adani. Either way, Canberrans know that they have the opportunity to elect a Greens MP who will work every day to pull Labor to where they need to be on climate action.

"Canberra is lucky to have one of the country's most vibrant and active local #StopAdani campaigns, with local groups putting pressure on our political representatives, challenging them to stand up and act, and door knocking across the new electorate.

"Canberrans know that a Green representative in the House will hold Labor to account on stopping Adani and other new coal and gas projects, and much more," concluded Mr Hollo.

The new federal electorate of Canberra is being targeted by the Greens at this federal election. A ReachTEL poll on 27 August found that the Greens were second on the primary vote, ahead of the Liberal Party on Senate votes within the electorate of Canberra.