#Australiansforcoal campaign backflips – with hilarious results

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Politics
#Australiansforcoal campaign backflips – with hilarious results

What happens when the coal industry tries to tell Australians they want and need coal? #epicPRfail The multi-million dollar “Australians for Coal” marketing campaign, which was kicked off by The Minerals Council yesterday, has proven just how out of touch with the modern world the dirty coal industry is. Not only does the campaign seek […]

Have your say on the pro-gas government report

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 in Climate Change, Gas, Gippsland, Politics
Have your say on the pro-gas government report

  You may recall the Gas Market Taskforce Report, better known as the Reith Report, which was handed to the Victorian Government in late 2013. The Taskforce’s mission was to figure out whether an onshore gas industry is the right move for Victoria. The whole taskforce was comprised of mining industry representatives, investors, board members, […]

Seaspray residents defy proposed Summary Offences laws & pledge direct action

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Gas, Gippsland, Non-Violent Direct Action, Politics
Seaspray residents defy proposed Summary Offences laws & pledge direct action

In a show of determination and courage, residents of Seaspray have taken a pledge to “do whatever it takes to protect [the] water, soil and air, even if it means taking part in peaceful direct action and risking arrest”. Residents took the pledge near the site of the Wombat 5 drill site which Lakes Oil, […]

Toxic Hazelwood fires threaten our health

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Gippsland, Latrobe Valley, Politics
Toxic Hazelwood fires threaten our health

by Maude Farrugia of Korumburra, South Gippsland   It’s been over a week now that CFA crews have been battling the 1.3km blaze at Hazelwood coal mine. It’s also been over a week now that the surrounding areas of Southern & Western Gippsland have been blanketed in a fine haze of toxic smoke. And it’s […]

Quit Coal Opposes Victorian Anti-Protest Laws

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Non-Violent Direct Action, Politics, Solidarity
Quit Coal Opposes Victorian Anti-Protest Laws

by Phil Evans Next week Victoria takes another step towards becoming a police state, by rushing new anti-protest laws through parliament. What, you may ask, has this got to do with coal and the fossil fuel industry? The answer is: A LOT. Quit Coal has been at the forefront of the use of non-violent direct action […]

Look out 2014!

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Gas, Politics
Look out 2014!

By Katherine Smyrk Can you believe it? It’s 2014 already. It isn’t quite how some us may have imagined it; there are no jet packs, flying cars or robot butlers. We do, however, have some very modern advances and luxuries in our lives now that are just becoming the norm. Ipads feel like something imagined […]

Moratorium on Fracking until 2015

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 in Gas, Gippsland, Politics
Moratorium on Fracking until 2015

By Chloe Aldenhoven   The day started with whisperings and rumours. Excitement mixed with disbelief. But by early Thursday afternoon, social media was going crazy with confirmation of the news. The State Government had officially announced: the moratorium on fracking and the halt on granting of new licenses will continue until July 2015! Premier Napthine even […]

The Reith Report

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 in Gas, Gippsland, Politics
The Reith Report

After much anticipation (and dread) The Reith Report was handed into the state government this week. Peter Reith is an ex-Howard MP and was the head the Gas Market Taskforce, a group that was charged to look into the Victorian gas market and it’s viability. The taskforce contained such vested interests as the CEO of […]

K.Rudd back in the hot seat on climate as temperatures rise

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 in Climate Change, Politics
K.Rudd back in the hot seat on climate as temperatures rise

by Noah Beecher Kelk No matter how you felt about Gillard, or the circumstances surrounding her exit from political life, we have to work with what we’ve got. While our first female prime minister made great strides with the National Disability Insurance Scheme and implementing the carbon tax, the change in leadership is an opportunity […]