Maules Creek Act Up 2013

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 in Coal, Non-Violent Direct Action, Solidarity
Maules Creek Act Up 2013

By Phil Evans In 2011 a small NSW community taking on the expansion of Whitehaven’s and Idemitsu’s coal mines into the Leard State Forest – known for its Koala and Masked Owl habitats – set up a camp to protest the moves. Since then, Jonothan Moylan’s release of an email highlighting ANZ’s involvement in the […]

30,000 Melburnians for Climate Action

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 in Climate Change, Coal, Events, Gas, Melbourne
30,000 Melburnians for Climate Action

By David Unwin It’s probably fair to say that it has been a disappointing few months for Australians who want serious action on climate change. While parts of Australia go up in flames (in what is likely to be the hottest year on record), Tony Abbott has systematically gone about dismantling virtually every initiative aimed […]

No Coal Port in Hastings

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 in Climate Change, Coal, Events
No Coal Port in Hastings

By Ali Leahy Yesterday 150 people from across Victoria united in Hastings to say ‘No’ to a brand new coal export port. The Victorian Government is continuing to prove that they really are determined to stick their heads in the sand and keep them there until the sea level rises sufficiently. It is pushing ahead […]

Harmers Haven: Victoria’s third Coal and Gas Free Community.

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 in Coal, Events, Gas, Gippsland

By Peter Wonfor On the 27th of October 2013, the community of Harmers Haven declared itself Coal Seam Gas Free. The declaration, officially made by local resident John Old, was based on the results of a survey carried out over several months. Harmers Haven is located a few km from Wonthaggi on the Bass Coast […]

Farmers against Fracking come to town!

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Coal, Events, Gas, Gippsland, Melbourne, Western Victoria
Farmers against Fracking come to town!

By Meadhbh Bolger Thanks to all of you who came and joined Sunday’s awesome “Farmers against Fracking” rally! If you missed out (do not fear, there will be plenty more opportunities to be part of the campaign!), here’s the low-down of what happened – hundreds of farmers and locals from Gippsland and rural Victoria descended on Melbourne, […]

Help us support Gippsland communities fighting coal and gas mining

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 in Coal, Gas, Gippsland
Help us support Gippsland communities fighting coal and gas mining

by Ursula Alquier Gippsland Local, Quit Coal Campaigner  & Coordinator Lock the Gate Victoria DONATE For over eighteen months now Quit Coal has been supporting communities across Gippsland – helping them build resilient community groups and a regional alliance ready to Lock the Gate against the coal and unconventional gas industries. RIGHT NOW the Victorian Government is preparing to lift the current […]

Get off the coal train and on track with renewables, Denis!

Get off the coal train and on track with renewables, Denis!

by Livia Cullen When Napthine stepped up to the plate after Baillieu’s swift and teary departure, we saw a glimmer of hope for a state that seemed doomed to a future shadowed by mountains of dirty coal. After all, Napthine’s electorate houses the biggest wind farm in the state and numerous times he has publicly lauded the […]

Gippsland is Precious – Film Premiere

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Coal, Gas, Gippsland, Melbourne
Gippsland is Precious – Film Premiere

by Chloe Aldenhoven City and country come together to oppose CSG threat to ‘precious’ Gippsland Metropolitan activists launched a campaign this week to support the increasing resistance to coal and coal seam gas mining encroaching on Gippsland.  The campaign aims to activate Melbourne’s food and coffee culture against the threat to farmland in Gippsland from […]

Poowong: Victoria’s first community to declare itself Coal and CSG free

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in Coal, Events, Gas, Gippsland
Poowong: Victoria’s first community to declare itself Coal and CSG free

by Chloe Aldenhoven Its 11am, quiet and hot at the Poowong footy oval. Soon the cars start rolling in, and it feels like a stop-motion animation as suddenly the empty footy ground is filled with cars and their occupants rush to the shade of the clubhouses.  A great racket rises over the hill, it sounds […]