Jonathan Moylan is a 26 year old translator from Newcastle who is facing up to ten years in prison and a $765,000 fine for sending a press release highlighting ANZ’s role in funding the Whitehaven open cut coal mine in north-west NSW. The mine threatens community health and agricultural land at Maules Creek, and the health and survival of Koala populations in the Leard State Forest.

Jonathan has pleaded guilty to a charge under section 1041E of the Corporations Act and will be sentenced on Friday 25 July at the Supreme Court in Sydney. This is expected to be Jono’s final court appearance. Join us in standing with Jono outside court in Sydney from 1pm.


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 is now facing up to 10 years imprisonment and $765 000 fine, whilst corporate criminals avoid prosecution. Jonathan will appear at the Supreme Court on Friday 11 July for sentencing.
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Final court vigil: Join us at the Supreme Court, Friday 25 July 2014

Jonathan faced court for sentencing last on Friday 11 July; submissions were heard and sentencing was deferred until Friday 25th July. We will gather outside the Supreme Court in Sydney from 1pm.

Join us, as we stand together with Jono, and the farmers he supported, when he receives his verdict.

It is a significant moment for our movement. In the face of government inaction and gross negligence, citizens will need to continue to take bold action for our climate. We need to support them when they do.

RSVP and please invite your friends.

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