As many of you know in Autumn 2017 Midnight Oil kicked off their Australian reunion tour with a musical protest against the Adani mine and threats to the Great Barrier Reef’s survival. The Oils at the Reef concert in Cairns on October 6 was staged to support research into the damage suffered by the treasured natural wonder. All proceeds from that concert went towards scientific research aimed at protecting the reef.
“Midnight Oil have always used our music to talk about things we believe are important,” Peter Garrett said.
“We believe the future of the Great Barrier Reef is clearly on the line. We’re at the eleventh hour for our most important natural asset. As the largest living organism in our world the reef is a treasure of extraordinary beauty itself but it’s also a symbol of greater questions we all have to answer.”
“Some parts of the reef are already being killed off by catastrophic climate change and other parts would be damaged by bad federal government policy that prioritises short term corporate profit above all else. So we’re looking forward to getting together, provoke more conversation and make change while there’s still time.”
I'm calling on you - Workers of the World - to help raise much needed funds to save the reef.
I hope you will join me in raising awareness of the plight of the reef - a cause which is very close to our beloved Oils hearts. By donating here you are giving funds directly to the people who need it most.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT - IT IS GENUINELY APPRECIATED. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS PAGE NOT FORGETTING TO PUT WHERE YOU ARE FROM IN THE WORLD. I’M SURE PETER, ROB, JIM, BONES & MARTIN WILL BE DELIGHTED THAT TOGETHER WE ARE SUPPORTING SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE TO PROTECT THE REEF FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO ENJOY.
Powderworker (Leicestershire, England)