Emergency protest: Gillard government to sign brown coal export deal

2.45pm TODAY (Friday June 25) Langham Hotel, Southgate Avenue, Southbank. Melbourne

Simon Crean is due to sign a deal, in Melbourne today, to export Victorian brown coal to Vietnam.

With less than 24 hours in the job, this is Prime Minister Julia Gillard's first big climate test. Unless she pulls this deal her climate credentials will be shattered.

Emergency protest: Gillard government to sign brown coal export deal

2.45pm TODAY (Friday June 25) Langham Hotel, Southgate Avenue, Southbank. Melbourne

Simon Crean is due to sign a deal, in Melbourne today, to export Victorian brown coal to Vietnam. (ABC story here)

With less than 24 hours in the job, this is Prime Minister Julia Gillard's first big climate test. Unless she pulls this deal her climate credentials will be shattered.

Last year, similar proposals were canned by the Victorian State Government after widespread protest by the climate movement.

So far we have managed to keep export coal - which causes more carbon pollution then the rest of Australia's greenhouse emmissions - out of Victoria. It is vital we stop this.

Please come and express your opposition to this dirty deal.

For more information: info@climateactioncentre.org or 0419 253 342