Adani is being seen as a test of Bill Shorten's commitment to policy integrity versus his willingness to say and do whatever is politically expedient.
The ACF has retreated from an "insider" approach of lobbying politicians for policy change, towards a more grass-roots approach, harnessing community support. And it seems to be working.
Lobbying in Australia is a multi-billion dollar industry which employs a sophisticated strategy to win public opinion and political favours for its clients or members. Here's how.