Move Beyond Coal – send Minister Plibersek a message

Two landmark climate cases began in the Federal Court on Wednesday, challenging the Government’s unwillingness to accept that the climate harm caused by coal and gas projects is damaging Australia’s environment.

These cases are the first challenge to a coal mining decision made by the Albanese Government / Minister Plibersek, and have been raised by the Environmental Council of Central Queensland represented by Environmental Justice Australia.

This litigation challenges the Environment Minister’s refusal to accept the climate impacts of two new thermal coal mines — owned by MACH Energy and Narrabri Coal (a subsidiary of Whitehaven Coal) — which will harm Australia’s climate, animals, forests and natural places.

Our government must start taking climate science seriously and stop approving new coal mines.

It’s time for us to push back! Can you join in taking a minute to send a message putting your local member and the Minister on notice?

That’s why it’s time to come together as the Move Beyond Coal movement, to build the next wave of plans to stop all of the 68 new coal projects across the country and phase out all fossil fuels this decade. Throughout October, Move Beyond Coal team members from across the nation will be coming together to plan the next steps for our movement.

DATE: Tuesday 3rd October
TIME: 6.30-8.30pm AEDT (5.30 AEST/Qld time)
ONLINE: RSVP for the zoom link

Together at this event we will:

  • Keep building the vision of a movement that ends all coal in Australia.
  • Connect with the injustices we are fighting and the solidarity we are building to stand together.
  • Discuss and cement our strategy for the next 6-12 months on political and corporate targets.
  • Build momentum towards the next big mobilisations in the lead up to this year’s climate talks & the angry summer.

RSVP now

With Australia on track to host the global climate talks in 2026, we have 3 years to build the kind of movement power that will push our Government to actually take serious action on fossil fuels, rather than using greenwash and political spin to help the industry expand for decades to come.

Our movement is powerful, we have momentum and it’s time to plan our next steps.

PS. Aren’t keen on Zoom? We’re also hosting an inperson gathering in Melbourne at Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066 onSaturday 21st October from 9am-1pm.