This was a song sung outside Qld Parliament on Weds 5th Sept to demand that Adani got prosecuted for the coal dust and sludge spill at their coal port. And it came about! They will be prosecuted nothing like a good song to hurry things along
Written by Dermot Dorgan with Peter McCallum from Mackay Consevation Group. The tune is Alleluhia by Leonard Cohen and a great set of words.
We’ve listened to the evidence
Presented here for this offence,
It’s clear for guilt there is no diminution.
We all agree that for this deed,
Adani’s guilt is clear indeed
And now you should proceed to Prosecution.
Last year when cyclone Debbie came
With mighty winds and flooding rain,
Adani’s people lied about pollution.
They said, “ It won’t be really gross
“One hundred milligrams at most”.
Their lies aimed at evading Prosecution.
We’ve heard about the bad report
Adani tried to hide in court
They broke the rules and thereby caused pollution
The number it was 8-0-6
At Abbot Point … we saw the pics
And now the time has come for Prosecution
Well the case is strong and you have the proof,
The coal dust count went through the roof,
Coal flowed out to the Reef with no dilution.
Adani said it wasn’t fair
To send a fine, no you wouldn’t dare –
Take them to court and launch a Prosecution
Now the case is won, it’s very clear
The penalty must be severe,
For crimes like this there is no absolution.
The public rightly must insist
No simple slap upon the wrist
Will do as a result of prosecution.