Yesterday, 5,000 people turned up to Parliament House in Canberra as the final leg of the Stop Adani Convoy wound up. Organised through the Bob Brown Foundation, the convoy travelled to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Clermont in Central Queensland.
The event kicked off with a smoking ceremony at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy with attendees then marching up to the lawns in front of Parliament House.
Speakers at the rally called on both major parties to halt the giant Adani mine, scheduled to be one of the largest coal mines in the world. The rally featured a range of speakers including writer Richard Flanagan, student activists Tahlia Mullins and Tess Carlton, traditional owner from the Babinburra clan of the Wangan and Jagalingou People of Central Queensland Adrian Burragubba, musician Paul Kelly and ex-Greens leader and environmental activist, Bob Brown.
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