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 […]

Concerned residents ‘shocked’ by state of gas wells

Posted on May 26, 2013 in Gas, Gippsland
Concerned residents ‘shocked’ by state of gas wells

by Maude Farrugia On Saturday (25th May) an alliance of groups from across Gippsland came together to survey several tight gas wells in the Seaspray area. Some of the wells had been fracked in the past, and the effluent water had been left to sit in ‘evaporation ponds’ for years, vulnerable to leakage and flooding. […]

Lakes Oil to frack Seaspray

Posted on May 15, 2013 in Gas, Gippsland
Lakes Oil to frack Seaspray

by Livia Cullen We told you Gina Rinehart was coming to town. Well, she’s arrived and here’s what she’s been up to. In the dark of night on Monday 13th May, Lakes Oil slipped a letter into the mailboxes of Victoria’s Seaspray residents informing them that the company would begin “testing” (i.e. preparation for fracking) […]

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 […]

Gina’s Coming to Town

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 in Gas, Gippsland
Gina’s Coming to Town

by Katy Smyrk You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why. Gina Rinehart is coming to town! And given Ms Rinehart’s voracious appetite for exploiting the land to make a profit, we’ll need to do a lot more than pout. Gina Rinehart is the richest woman in […]

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 […]

MORATORIUM ON FRACKING – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in Gas, Gippsland, Politics, Western Victoria
MORATORIUM ON FRACKING – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Last Friday afternoon, Ted Baillieu announced that, effective immediately, there would be a moratorium on fracking in Victoria until a national approach to the issue has been developed. So what does this all mean?   ‘Fracking’, or hydraulic fracturing, is a process where highly pressurised fluid is pumped in great quantities down an exploration well […]

NO NEW COAL RALLY AND EXERGEN SIT-IN

NO NEW COAL RALLY AND EXERGEN SIT-IN   At midday on Thursday the 28th of June, there was a group of people getting worked up over more than who stole their lunch out of the work fridge. More than 200 people spent their lunchtime on the steps of Parliament house to say that they want […]