"Coral not coal": Activists protest Adani coal mine

PROTEST: Anti Adani coal mine protesters outside Senator Bridget McKenzie's Hargreaves Mall office.
PROTEST: Anti Adani coal mine protesters outside Senator Bridget McKenzie's Hargreaves Mall office.

Activists dressed as dead pieces of coral reef ‘floated’ along Hargreaves Mall on Friday, storming the office of Senator Bridget McKenzie in protest against the proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland.

A group of about 20 environmentalists entered the office, suggesting – via a megaphone – that the Senators political party – The Nationals – received donations from coal companies.

The protest in the second in as many months in Bendigo after activists gathered at the Bendigo Westpac branch in a bid to convince the bank to rule out funding a proposed coal mine.

Organiser Dean Bridgfoot said the proposed Adani mine in Queensland would be the largest coal mine in Australian history and would double the country’s carbon dioxide emissions.