Activists block Adani road
Traditional owners and protestors have blocked a road to the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.
Dozens joined the blockade, the latest move in a decade-long campaign against the construction of the mine, located more than 400 kilometres inland from Mackay.
Wangan and Jagalingou man Adrian Burragubba said the blockade sought to force the mining giant to abandon the project.
“We're taking back control of our land, that's what we're doing here. We're doing it because we've been ignored, as the original Wangan and Jagalingou people, we've been ignored through this whole process,” he said.
“We demand an end to the destruction of our unceded territory. We demand Adani Australia abandon their Carmichael mine project immediately. We want them out, we want them to pack up and leave our tribal lands.”
But Adani has issued a statement saying construction work is continuing despite the protest.
The company says it plans to export the first lot of coal from the mine by 2021.