MEDIA RELEASE: Only one party in Groom by-election would stop Adani and New Acland coal mine expansion

MEDIA RELEASE: Only one party in Groom by-election would stop Adani and New Acland coal mine expansion

Of the four parties contesting the 28 November Groom by-election, only Sustainable Australia Party advocates for a moratorium on new coal mines and coal mine expansions as part of Australia’s action plan to address climate change.

This moratorium includes Adani's Carmichael coal mine and the New Acland Mine expansion on the Darling Downs.

Sustainable Australia Party candidate Sandra Jephcott, a Queensland veterinarian and farmer, said “Sustainable Australia Party policies call for strong action on climate change and to contribute to staying below 1.5 degrees global temperature rise compared to pre-industrial levels.

“If we are to transition to a sustainable society, we need to stop growth in both natural resource consumption and population and start to live within environmental limits. Growth in consumption and population is driving our various environmental crises including deforestation, species extinctions, soil degradation, overfishing, air pollution, plastic oceans, water shortages, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

“The Groom by-election offers voters an opportunity to send a message to the two major parties that we’re not happy with business as usual politics, including rampant overdevelopment and systemic political corruption, that both negatively impact on our environment.

“I look forward to talking with the community at tonight’s Groom Environment and Climate Candidates Forum,” Ms Jephcott added. [1]


Sustainable Australia Party is an independent community movement from the political centre, with a positive plan for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia. We believe in an evidence-based approach to policy - not an extreme left or right ideology.


Aaron Webber – Sustainable Australia Party Campaign Organiser, Groom: 0424 107 123