Ever since I first heard about plans to open up the Galilee Basin and industrialise the Great Barrier Reef coast, I’ve been involved in community organising on this issue. I volunteered with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition for four years, organising my university student peers and broader community on campaigns to stop the money flowing to Adani from Australian banks and lending institutions.
My organising experience continues to develop with the Australian Marine Conservation Society as a Great Barrier Reef Community Campaigner based in Cairns. I work with passionate community members and reef tourism industry members on the Fight For Our Reef campaign. Our goals are to Stop Adani’s coal project, extend the Adani win to ban new/expanded coal mines in QLD and push for national policies to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions in order to protect the Reef.