Attendance on Steps of Parliament House
1.00 pm Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Because we still do not have a definite starting time for Parliamentary debate on the Mining Bill (best guess is sometime Wednesday evening, possibly continuing into Thursday), our plans have changed. Rather than expecting people to come to Adelaide and wait around until debate actually commences (which could be late evening) we now ask that you
gather on the steps of Parliament House at 1.00 pm Wednesday 3 July BEFORE debate commences.
Our united presence at that time would send a very clear public message to the general community and politicians that we reject this Bill and condemn the Liberal’s push to get it through Parliament against overwhelming opposition from the farming community. It would also provide a strong expression of support for the four rural MPs – Fraser Ellis, Dan Cregan, Steve Murray and Nick McBride – who have fought tirelessly and without any concern for their political future to get stronger legislative protections for farmers and other landholders against the incursion of resource companies.
Please be aware though, that a 1 pm gathering on Wednesday means farmers and supporters who want to sit in the public gallery to listen to the debate will need to remain in Adelaide to await its commencement at a time not yet specified.
Despite this change of plans, your attendance is absolutely crucial to let the public and politicians know that farmers’ voices will not be silenced.
PLEASE BE THERE TO FIGHT AGAINST THIS THREAT TO YOUR RIGHTS AND AGRICULTURE’S FUTURE.