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Westpac’s Adani decision puts Palaszczuk and Turnbull on notice on $1 billion handout

Media Release
Larissa Waters 28 Apr 2017

The Australian Greens congratulated the #StopAdani movement and welcomed Westpac’s refusal to help Adani wreck our climate and kill the Great Barrier Reef with their deadly mega-coal mine.

“All the four big banks have now ruled out or walked away from helping Adani spew out 4.7 billion tonnes of dangerous climate pollution,” said deputy leader of the Australian Greens and Queensland Senator Larissa Waters.

“But Queensland Labor and Malcolm Turnbull are still backing Adani and want to hand over $1 billion of public funds.

“This mine is a climate-wrecking disaster, letting it go ahead will be signing the Reef’s death warrant.

“The #StopAdani movement has fought hard to make sure Westpac ruled out funding.

“Westpac’s decision puts Turnbull and Palaszczuk on notice, people power will win and we will stop this mine.

“We can create jobs and prosperity in regional Queensland by investing in renewable energy and community infrastructure, and by safeguarding the jobs in Reef tourism and agriculture that would be lost to coal-driven climate change”.

Media Contact: Lauren Gillin 0419 626 725

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