Environment

Feb 16, 2018

Rundle: culture warrior Brendan Pearson lobs fizzers at anti-Adani hipsters

How ironic, an ex-coal industry spinner doesn’t know when to stop digging.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Protestors against the Adani coal mine rally in 2017.

With Labor turning against Adani (kinda, sorta), supporters of the beleaguered, cash-gouging, proposed environmental catastrophe of the Carmichael mine, have swung to its defence (save for ex-Labor hack Cameron Milner, who has gone vewwy, vewwy quiet).* Brendan Pearson was quick out of the drop-cage in an AFR piece on Thursday.

Pearson is former CEO of the Minerals Council of Australia, cough coal lobby cough,** now free to do a little culture warring, freelance. Pearson compared the electorates of Batman (inner-city Melbourne) and Dawson (coastal Queensland, south of Townsville), and damned the former for opposing the Adani Carmichael coalmine.

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4 thoughts on “Rundle: culture warrior Brendan Pearson lobs fizzers at anti-Adani hipsters

  1. zut alors

    An enlightening graphic, Rundle.

    The Carmichael mine would also impact on current coal mines operating in Oz & affect employment in those areas.

  2. DF

    Guy – you forgot the excellent Brindabella Cafe, downstairs outside the restricted areas at DFAT. Drive down Sydney Ave between 8 and 9 any weekday morning and count the caffeinistas crossing with shots in hand.

    1. Guy Rundle

      Thanks DF
      Im far less caffeinated than the good burghers and lobbyists of Barton, so missed Brindabella altogether. It’s a little Seattle on Burley-Griffin, innit G

  3. AR

    I’m curious about the 18% of Greens who support Adani.

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