Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Gina Rinestone are coming to Melbourne

Posted on Jul 23, 2015
Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Gina Rinestone are coming to Melbourne

You’ve heard of a sit in, but have you heard of a knit in?  Our favourite nannas will be rolling into Melbourne town this weekend to tell Daniel Andrews that frack is whack.  Gina Rinehart might like fracking, but Gina Rinestone doesn’t! The lovely Gippsland Knitting Nannas Against Gas, part of a movement of brave […]

City and Country Rally Together to Oppose Unconventional Gas

Posted on Jul 22, 2015
City and Country Rally Together to Oppose Unconventional Gas

At the first Melbourne hearing for the inquiry into unconventional gas in Victoria, farmers have demanded the government keep Victoria Gasfield Free. To demonstrate the risk an unconventional gas industry poses to our foodbowls, Victorian farmers set up a stall of fresh produce on the steps of Parliament House. One million hectares of Western Victoria […]

Ursula Alquier reveals the shocking damage of unconventional gas to the the Victorian government inquiry

Posted on Jul 17, 2015
Ursula Alquier reveals the shocking damage of unconventional gas to the the Victorian government inquiry

I first heard about coal seam gas 4 years ago when some locals in the small South Gippsland town of Poowong where my mum lives heard that there was a licence to explore over their community. Before it became my job, I worked as a volunteer to learn and raise awareness about the massive area […]

Notes From the South Side

Posted on Jul 14, 2015
Notes From the South Side

After the recent Frackman screenings in Melbourne enthusiastic viewers formed two city-based Lock the Gate groups, one in Collingwood and one on the South Side of the Yarra. The South side group has been meeting in Windsor, at the Tyranny of Distance café, where the yellow Lock the Gate signs stand out stylishly against the […]

Unconventional Gas Inquiry Submission Tip Sheet – 48 hours to go

Posted on Jul 8, 2015
Unconventional Gas Inquiry Submission Tip Sheet – 48 hours to go

In February 1986 Swedish glam metal group Europe unleashed their magnum opus ‘The Final Countdown’ on the world’s airwaves. The song and its accompanying video shot to number one in 26 countries and sent two clear messages to its listeners: there’s great aesthetic value in well-permed hair, and heeding deadlines is fundamental to success. Quit […]

From the Quit Coal bookshelf – Deborah Hart’s Guarding Eden: Champions of Climate Action

Posted on Jul 2, 2015
From the Quit Coal bookshelf – Deborah Hart’s Guarding Eden: Champions of Climate Action

On June 4th, Deborah Hart a Melbourne based activist and member of Quit Coal launched her new book Guarding Eden at Readings in Carlton. It is a unique read that gives an insight into what drives people to give their time, money and sometimes their personal safely and health to challenge the causes of climate […]

Will Mantle Mining back down again?

Posted on Jun 25, 2015
Will Mantle Mining back down again?

Anger from the local Victorian community of Mirboo North was expressed last week over the granting to Mantle Mining of three new coal exploration licenses that surround the town – a town in which 96.7% of residents have declared themselves “Coal and Gas Free”. It is likely that if they proceed, these projects would be […]

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Posted on Jun 24, 2015

Our grassroots campaign across Victoria to protect our land, water, food supply, health and communities from the impacts of the invasive unconventional gas industry has so far been incredibly successful.  Community members across Victoria have stood up for and protected their towns, making Victoria a leader and a beacon of hope in the struggle against […]

Truth the Casualty in “War” Between Coal and Gas

Posted on Jun 12, 2015
Truth the Casualty in “War” Between Coal and Gas

The good news is we’ve got new allies in the fight against coal. The bad news is they are the CEOs of major gas companies hoping we’ll ignore all the downsides of gas if they point out that coal is even worse. Over the last week there were heated exchanges between Coal and Gas chiefs […]