Downer has been traveling around Queensland with Adani, talking up their $2b plans to build and run Carmichael mine. Downer’s ‘letters of award‘ do not become enforceable contracts until Adani reaches financial closure. Thus far, they have ignored calls from the Traditional Owners to pull out of their relationship with Adani.
Galilee Blockade has written to Downer, clearly stating our intention to pressure a withdrawal from their plans to build and operate Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine.
Our direct action groups will target Downer sites around the country with escalating direct actions. Without Downer, Adani will need to find another Australian company of similar size and speciality to build and run their mine. Any candidates will know we’ve forced Downer out. They’ll also know we’ve got dozens of direct action groups waiting for them which are escalating and becoming more effective. Good luck with that Adani!