BREAKING: We just won in court get up ADANI Carmichael mine approval rejected

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BREAKING: We just won in court


Sam R – GetUp!

10:40 AM (3 minutes ago)

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We just won in court.

About an hour ago, Adani’s Carmichael Mine approval was ruled invalid by the Federal Court!

Faced with overwhelming evidence, both Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Adani have conceded defeat and withdrawn the approval for the largest coal mine in Australia. Minister Hunt must now make a new decision to accept or reject the mine.

The case, run by the incredible Mackay Conservation Group, was funded by thousands of GetUp members across the country. It leaves Adani without an approval for the monstrous mine, no approval for dredging in Great Barrier Reef waters at Abbot Point, and no investors. It’s not over yet, but we just landed one almighty blow.

This is an historic, landmark victory. It couldn’t have happened without GetUp members like you. Thank you.

The Mackay Conservation Group fought the mine on three fronts. They argued that Minister Hunt didn’t consider the impacts of the mine on climate and the Great Barrier Reef, didn’t consider Adani’s poor environmental record, and didn’t consider the impact on vulnerable species. It was a rare, stunning victory that will reverberate across the country.

Thank you so much to the small but mighty Mackay Conservation Group and their lawyers, Environmental Defenders Office NSW, who fought with limited resources against a giant opposition and won. The GetUp movement is proud to support these wonderful organisations.

The landmark victory puts the ball back in Minister Hunt’s court. He must now either re-approve the mine, or reject it for good. He will be under huge pressure from his own government and Adani, and there’s a real threat he’ll try to rush a re-approval.

Today is a day to celebrate, but we know we can’t lose focus. Let’s share the good news, and ask Minister Hunt to reject Adani’s Carmichael disaster for good. You can use this moment to celebrate, or to get on the front foot against Minister Hunt. The choice is yours!

As Minister Hunt gears up to make his next decision, we’ll be there. Just like we were when 15,000 of us donated to fund incredible legal actions. Or when we lined the streets of Brisbane and demanded Reef protection. Or convinced eleven major investment banks not to fund Adani. Or helped get rid of one of the most destructive State Governments we’ve ever seen.

Keep your eyes out for the next action. In the meantime, take a moment to reflect on this momentous victory.

And, one more time. Thank you.

Sam R and Adam, for the GetUp team

PS – Amazing victories like this can only happen thanks to the generous donations of GetUp members, who fuel the ongoing fight to protect the Reef. Whether it’s sending a film crew to India to investigate Adani’s track-record or working to uncover potential legal challenges, a small weekly donation can help make sure we can continue to fight to protect our Reef in strategic and high-impact ways. Can you become a core member to support GetUp’s ongoing Great Barrier Reef campaign?

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