Jonathan Moylan’s action opened up an important conversation in Australia. The proposed Whitehaven coal mine is a contested and controversial project.
Big coal and gas companies are driving our political agenda while big banks are profiting from polluting projects that destroy farmlands and water. Jonathan’s action drew attention to the threat that the ANZ-funded Maules Creek coal project poses to farms, forest, community and water in north west NSW. He faced up to 10 years imprisonment and $765 000 fine, whilst corporate criminals avoid prosecution.