Former Greens Senator Bob Brown, fifth from left, is joined by fellow Adani coal mine opponents yesterday at Parliament House in Canberra.
Former Greens Senator Bob Brown, fifth from left, is joined by fellow Adani coal mine opponents yesterday at Parliament House in Canberra. LUKAS COCH

Most are opposed to $900m Adani subsidy

FORMER Australian Greens Party leader Bob Brown and the leaders of a dozen prominent environmental organisations launched the Stop Adani Alliance in Canberra yesterday, vowing to stop the Queensland coal mine in its tracks.

The alliance released a ReachTEL poll of more than 2100 people showing three quarters of Australians were opposed to a plan for Adani to get a $900 million government subsidy to help fund infrastructure connected to the mine.

It also shows 60% of Australians believe coal fuels global warming impacts such as heatwaves, bushfires and floods.

"Adani and the Federal Government have no idea of the scale of opposition and voter backlash they're facing - it is time for them to withdraw approvals for the mine and stop coal for good,” Mr Brown said ahead of the gathering.

Green groups fear Australia's largest coal project will increase carbon pollution and harm the Great Barrier Reef.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk back the project.



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