Timeline of #StopAdani actions

The fight to #StopAdani's coal mine is the biggest people-powered campaign in Australian history. This is a timeline of important events in the #StopAdani campaign since December 2016.

2016-12-03 09:00:00

Potential $1 billion taxpayer loan for Galilee Rail Project announced

Media reports the Northern Australian Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) is considering a $1BN taxpayer loan for Adani's rail line, triggering an immediate and strong response from the Stop Adani movement.

2016-12-04 09:00:00

CEO Gautam Adani visits on his private jet to ask PM for $1 billion

500 people gather at a snap rally in response to a meeting between Adani and PM Malcolm Turnbull in Melbourne to discuss the $1BN public loan.

2016-12-05 09:00:38

Hundreds protest in Townsville as Adani meets Queensland Premier

A snap rally draws hundreds of people to protest in Townsville as Adani meets Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

2016-12-16 08:57:38

1 million signatures against the plan to hand Adani $1BN in public funds!

The petition to stop a $1 billion loan to billionaire mining company Adani gathers one million signatures.

2016-12-31 12:20:08

Reachtel polling on $1BN taxpayer loan shows almost 75% in opposition

Reachtel polling on plans to give Adani a $1BN public loan commissioned by GetUp shows 74.4% Australians are in opposition.

2017-02-16 10:27:38

"The Adani Brief" report of Adani's dodgy history is launched

Environmental Justice Australia launches "The Adani Brief: What governments and financiers need to know about the Adani Group’s record overseas." Based on hundreds of court documents, it highlights Adani Group’s long record of failing to comply with environmental law, along with allegations of fraud and corruption. See also GetUp's action site: The Adani Files. www.adanifiles.com.au

2017-02-20 10:27:38

1000 people mobilise to tell Westpac to rule out funding Adani's coal mine.

With a focus on Adani finance, attention turns to the big Australians banks. A big Westpac mobilisation sees 1000 people - across Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne - call on the bank to rule out funding Adani.

2017-03-15 10:05:08

#StopAdani delegation in India takes letter from 90+ prominent Australians

As the QLD Premier flies to India with QLD mayors to court Adani's business, a #StopAdani delegation of a grazier, a Reef tour operator, a businessman and a Reef campaigner head to India to deliver a letter to Gautam Adani from over 90 prominent Australians, including cricket legends Greg and Ian Chappell. The delegation confronts the Premier in India on her support for building one of the world's biggest coal mines.

2017-03-22 10:05:08

Stop Adani Alliance Launched!

13 key environment groups, representing 1.5 million Australians, launch the Stop Adani Alliance at Parliament House in Canberra. They vow to fight Adani's devastating coal mine.

2017-03-28 10:05:08

Thousands attend #StopAdani Roadshows around Australia

The Stop Adani Roadshow hosts sold-out public meetings in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Townsville. 4,000 people attend, with a further 4000 watching the livestreamed events.

2017-04-01 10:05:08

160+ local Stop Adani groups form around Australia

More than 160 #StopAdani local action groups form to stop their local MPs handing over $1BN of public funds to Adani and make the mine history.

2017-04-01 10:05:08

First #StopAdani documentary "Guarding the Galilee" launches

The first #StopAdani documentary, "Guarding the Galilee" is launched. Throughout 2017, community groups host more than 400 screenings of the film which explains the threat Adani poses to our climate, water and Reef. The film helped to mobilise local communities into action.

2017-04-03 10:05:08

Hundreds of satirical Westpac “subvertisements” go up around Australia

Posters go up in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth after a successful crowdfunding campaign. The posters highlight that Australian bank Westpac has not ruled out funding Adani's coal project.

2017-04-03 10:05:08

Adani breaches their pollution licence by 800%

Adani breaches their pollution licence by 800%, allowing coal-laden water spill into the coastal waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

2017-04-06 10:05:08

Complaint lodged with the Productivity Commission about Adani's $1BN loan

Environmental Justice Australia, on behalf of Institute of Energy Economics and Finance Analysis, lodges a complaint with the Productivity Commission, arguing that a $1 billion taxpayer-funded loan from NAIF to support a private coal-hauling railway would breach competitive neutrality principles and give Adani an unfair advantage.

2017-04-08 10:05:08

Huge Birthday Party Action at Westpac’s birthday celebrations

Westpac won't rule out funding Adani so a raucous, pumping, lively bunch from the #StopAdani community gathered outside Westpac's 200th birthday celebrations. All of Westpac's guests had to pass past the crowd with a clear message to Westpac: rule out funding Adani's coal mine!

2017-04-12 10:05:08

Rally at the Indian High Commission

A group gathers at the Indian High Commission in Canberra to hand over the Adani Files and send a message that Australia does not want to send dirty coal to India.

2017-04-28 10:05:08

Westpac rules out funding Adani!

Westpac rules out funding Adani, with a new policy prohibiting lending to projects in new coal basins.

2017-05-01 16:12:38

GetUp targets 13 Liberal and National Party MPs over Adani loan

GetUp members target 13 LNP MPs in marginal electorates to say no to Adani’s NAIF loan. GetUp! members funded advertising, called and emailed their MPs, visited their offices and made 54,589 calls to voters in 11 electorates. 3 MPs from Turnbull’s camp came out against Adani's $1BN loan: Bert Van Mannen, Sarah Henderson and Jason Wood.

2017-05-01 16:12:38

QLD gives Adani licence to take unlimited water, for free, for 60 years

While Queensland was distracted by Cyclone Debbie, the Queensland Government granted Adani a water licence that outraged farmers and rural communities alike.

2017-05-08 04:35:08

SEED candle-lit vigil as Turnbull changes Native Title laws for Adani

SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network hold a candle-lit vigil spelling 'Land Rights not Mining Rights' at Federal Parliament ahead of Native Title Act amendments making it easier for Adani to access the land it needs. Just weeks before, the Prime Minister promised Gautam Adani he would 'fix' Native Title to allow his coal mine to proceed.

2017-05-18 20:35:08

Qld Govt reveals a royalty holiday for Adani

Analysis shows that the deal would cost Queensland taxpayers $253.3 million in net present value terms and almost $370 in nominal terms for the next five years.

2017-05-19 16:12:38

Week of Action turns focus on CommBank

While grassroots groups had planned a Westpac week of action, they quickly focused on CommBank after Westpac ruled out funding Adani. 2,500 people took part in 50 actions at CommBank branches.

2017-05-29 16:12:38

Concerns raised about conflicts of interests on NAIF board

Environmental Justice Australia raises concerns with NAIF, the Government body that is handling Adani's $1BN loan, about its board members who have links to companies that may benefit from Adani's project and $1 billion loan.

2017-05-29 16:12:38

Qld Government Confirms it will act as a middleman for Adani's $1BN loan

The Queensland Government confirms that it will act as a middle-man for Adani's $1 billion public NAIF loan.

2017-06-01 16:12:38

'People’s Banks of Better Ideas' submit ideas for how $1B could be better spent

The community had so many ideas for how Adani's $1BN loan could be better spent - 1,200 ideas to be exact! The People’s Banks of Better Ideas was the brainchild of ACF volunteer Sharon France.

2017-06-16 16:12:38

The Adani List launches, identifying Adani's potential partners

The Adani List launched, listing companies working with or at risk of working with Adani.

2017-06-22 16:12:38

The Godfather of Coral calls on Turnbull Govt to revoke approval

Charlie Veron, former chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), called the Godfather of Coral, calls on the Turnbull Government to revoke its environmental approval for Adani's Carmichael coal mine.

2017-07-01 16:12:38

Stop Adani Challenge inundates Turnbull's office with calls about Adani

PM Malcolm Turnbull’s office receives a phone call about Adani every 10 minutes for three days straight during the #StopAdani challenge.

2017-07-05 16:12:38

300 people protest at 14 CommBank branches across Newcastle

300 people turn up 14 CommBank branches across Newcastle calling on CommBank to rule out funding Adani. CommBank decides to shut all bank branches in Newcastle.

2017-07-10 16:12:38

QLD Labor conference rejects motions to stop Adani's coal mine

200 people gather outside the ALP state conference in Townsville while inside the ALP rejected motions from several branches calling on the party to stop the Adani project.

2017-08-10 15:50:08

#StopAdani human sign outside Parliament House in Canberra

Canberra residents put their bodies on the line to spell out #StopAdani on the lawns of Parliament House as the federal inquiry into NAIF has its first public hearing.

2017-08-11 15:50:08

CommBank rules out funding Adani!

After sustained pressure from the community, CommBank rules out funding Adani as well!

2017-08-16 15:50:08

Fresh fraud allegations against Adani

Fresh fraud allegations that Adani siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars from India into tax havens put more pressure on the Government to rule out funding.

2017-08-21 15:50:08

#StopAdani summits across North and Central Queensland

#StopAdani summits across north and central Queensland bring community members together to plan their community actions.

2017-08-24 10:05:08

Adani elects to fight tiny $12,000 fine for exceeding pollution licence

Adani decides to fight their fine in court instead of accepting their wrongdoing and paying up for exceeding their pollution licence by 800%, letting coal-laden water spill out from their Abbot Point Port into the Great Barrier Reef coast.

2017-09-02 06:05:08

Sydney #StopAdani Summit

Sydney's #StopAdani Summit brings together 350 people from 25 community groups and organisations. Bob Brown gives the keynote speech and warns of an electoral revolt if Adani proceeds.

2017-09-10 06:05:08

Brisbane #StopAdani Summit

Brisbane's #StopAdani Summit brings together 180 people from 15 community groups.

2017-09-16 06:05:08

Port Macquarie #StopAdani Summit

Port Macquarie's #StopAdani Summit brings together 80 people from across the Mid-North Coast including Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Gloucester, and Taree.

2017-09-16 06:05:08

Guarding the Galilee at Federation Square

Guarding the Galilee documentary plays on the big screen at Federation Square in Melbourne.

2017-09-18 06:05:08

Frontline Week of Action

150 members of the community take action on site with stop work actions at Abbot Point, and Adani’s Townsville office.

2017-10-02 06:05:08

ABC Four Corners' expose on Adani's corporate practices overseas

Australia's premier current affairs program, ABC's Four Corners, runs an expose on Adani - revealing a range of shady corporate practices and a history of environmental damage.

2017-10-02 06:05:08

Midnight Oil’s tour highlights #StopAdani campaign

Midnight Oil’s tour highlights the Stop Adani campaign and its impacts on the Reef, including multiple press conferences.

2017-10-07 06:05:08

20,000 people join #StopAdani National Day of Action!

#StopAdani Big Day of Action attracts 20,000 people in 60+ locations with people using their bodies to spell out ‘#StopAdani’ for our politicians. The biggest human signs are formed in Brisbane, Melbourne, and on Bondi beach in Sydney.

2017-10-14 11:57:38

Revealed: Ministers wrote to China to vouch for Adani in bid for funding

It is revealed that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Trade Minister Steven Ciobo wrote to China to vouch for Adani in a bid to secure funding for Adani's coal project.

2017-10-24 06:05:08

Peter Garrett AM gives Press Club speech: "Trashing our Crown Jewel"

The National Press Club address by Peter Garrett AM "Trashing our Crown Jewel: the fate of the Great Barrier Reef in the coal age" urges our political leaders to #StopAdani to protect our Reef.

2017-10-29 04:27:38

Annastacia Palaszczuk calls Qld election

QLD Premier's press conference is interrupted by #StopAdani protesters. The campaign and Adani's $1 billion loan is front and centre of media reports during the election.

2017-10-29 06:05:08

Melbourne #StopAdani Summit

350 people from 40 different community groups and organisations come together in Fitzroy Town Hall.

2017-11-01 07:05:08

Protest walking tour of Adani's Contractors, Melbourne

Walking tour in Melbourne visits key corporate backers of Adani and rallies outside international mining conference.

2017-11-01 10:27:38

#StopAdani campaigners a relentless presence on Qld campaign trail

Queensland candidates and leaders find #StopAdani protesters wherever they go - even as they cast their vote on polling day.

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