Julia, Keep Your Word on HRL!

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Members of the Quit Coal collective have been involved in one of the largest protest banner drops in Australia’s history, helping our friends at Greenpeace unfurl a 200-metre-long sign reading ‘Julia, keep your word on HRL’ at the site of the proposed new coal-fired power plant HRL. The banner is referring to Julia Gillard’s statement […]

‘HRL’ Launches ‘Clean Coal Soap’

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

Just when you thought one HRL looking to exploit coal for profit any way they can was enough, a new company – coincidentally also named HRL – has recently come on Quit Coal’s radar. Surprisingly, this new company – calling themselves the ‘Human Research Laboratory – decided to try to capitalise on the publicity created […]

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Posted on Oct 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

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HRL back in the news, let’s keep the pressure on!

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

Huge thanks to everyone who turned out at VCAT yesterday to demonstrate the enormous public opposition to HRL’s new coal-fired power plant in Victoria. The rally succeeded in pushing HRL’s plans back into the media spotlight and highlighting the hypocrisy of a so-called Environmental Protection Agency approving a new coal-fired power station in a world […]

Trivia Night A Success!

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who came along, helped out or donated prizes to the rip-roaring night that was Switch Off Coal, Switch On Trivia! Quizmaster Rod Quantock was his usual hilarious self and a fantastic night was had by all of the over-200 attendees. And most importantly, nearly $5000 was raised to support […]

Drilling Halted In Bacchus Marsh

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

On Monday we halted operations at Mantle Mining’s test drilling site in Bacchus Marsh, with myself locking onto an 8-metre-tall drill rig for 5 hours (check out the video here). With every major news station in attendance, we have now successfully exposed Mantle’s plans to expropriate private property and destroy farmlands to profit from dirty […]

“You can’t be here, this is our area!”

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

Wow, what a week! First, the good news – Finance company Intersuisse this week pulled out of underwriting Mantle Mining’s plans to destroy farmlands and export dirty brown coal from Bacchus Marsh. This is a massive win for us. Last week, nearly 200 people sent emails through to Intersuisse indicating their willingness to take peaceful […]

Exciting Opportunity: Become A ‘Friend With Benefits’

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

December 31 is the deadline for HRL to meet the requirements to receive their $100 million Federal grant. If we continue to build a strong community campaign we can stop this. The next five months are make or break time. Lots of people have expressed interest in becoming more actively involved in the campaign to […]

What the carbon price means for Hazelwood & HRL

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

While you’re busy reading the media analysis of the Federal Government’s carbon price announcement (a good article is Bernard Keane’s Crikey piece here), we wanted to let you know what it all means for our campaigns. 1. Hazelwood The Semi-Good News:  The package includes an unspecified allocation of funds for the decommissioning of 2000 Megawatts […]