FAQ

  1. How can I get involved?
    1. To #StopAdani on site, sign up through our web form here: #BlockadeAdani One of our recruitment team will then get in touch with you to talk about when, where and how you can join the crew on the ground.

  2. Can anyone join the blockade?
    1. Absolutely. We are a diverse group and we are committed to creating a welcoming space for all. If you have any ability issues please raise those with your recruitment contact person. If you are under 18 you may need the permission of your parents.

  3. I can’t come to the blockade. Can I still help?
    1. Sure can. Our teams work both on site and remotely, from all over Australia. You can work at your pace, and at your level, doing fundraising, outreach, media, music, graphics – many things. Fill out the form at  #BlockadeAdani and we will be in touch.
    2. You can totally donate to support #BlockadeAdani here

  4. Do I have to get arrested?
    1.  No. For every person who risks arrest, we need another five people to support them. There are many roles to play. Risking arrest is just one option.

  5. Is there legal support if I get arrested?
    1. Yes

  6. Will I have to pay bail?
    1. No. Only serious criminals are required to put money down as a bail condition in Australia. It is extremely unlikely that you would be asked to pay a bail surety after an action with us.

  7. What if I am fined?
    1. We will get a NAIF loan. If that fails, we will fund raise.

  8. What is non-violent direct action (NVDA)?
    1. Non-Violent Direct Action includes many forms of protest, and has a long history of winning human rights struggles. NVDA tactics aim to have a direct impact upon the holders of power without causing harm to any people or other living beings.

  9. I’m new to activism. Can I still take part?
    1. You bet! Many of us are new to NVDA, or to activism in general. Training and workshops are ongoing, both on site and off. Talk to your recruitment contact person about what training you can attend in your home town.

  10.  What is it like at the blockade?
    1. Expect a friendly welcome, shared meals, camping together, lots of learning and plenty of work to do. Your recruitment contact person can answer in more detail.

  11. Is there a cost?
    1. We ask everyone to contribute $10 a day to cover meals, if they can.

  12.  Can I bring my dog?
    1. Ahhhh we wish. Sorry, we can’t have any pets on site.

  13.  How long should I stay at the blockade?
    1. That’s up to you. A few days or a few months – whatever you can offer is fabulous. We are here to win. We will stay until Adani leaves.

  14.  How do the local people feel about the blockade?
    1. Some of us are local people. We feel very good about the blockade. Some people in our community are in favour of the mine, while others are opposed to the mine and support the blockade.

  15.  If we win on Adani, what then?
    1. There’s no ‘if’. We WILL defeat this carbon bomb, and when we do, we will continue to campaign until we have moved Australia #beyondcoal.​​​​​​​