The Greens condemn Adani’s attempts to silence Galilee Blockade leader, Ben Pennings, by seeking to bankrupt his family with legal action and secretly applying to the Supreme Court to raid his home.
Senator for Queensland and Greens spokesperson for mining and resources, Senator Larissa Waters, said:
“We live in a broken democracy where big companies will do whatever they can to silence opposition.
“The fact that a multinational coal mining giant twice sought the Queensland Supreme Court’s permission to have its private investigators raid the home of a protestor just shows how terrified they are of public scrutiny.
“This is not the first time that Adani have tried to sick their “trained attack dogs” on everyday people trying to stand up to them.
“And all this from a company convicted of breaching environmental conditions, and just this week for unconscionable conduct and dishonest behaviour.
“The big parties may be dancing to the tune of their coal donors, but the Greens will continue to stand with communities across the country standing against Adani’s destructive path.
“Queenslanders want a safe climate, cheap clean power and real, lasting jobs for coal communities as we transition to a clean economy.
"People, like Ben Pennings, will rally in force to stop Adani - and the Greens will be right there with them."