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Campaigns and Actions

Coal and Gas Free Communities

Coal and Gas Free Communities

In April 2012, the Victorian and Federal governments jointly declared that experimental technology could turn Gippsland into a coal export region the size of the Pilbara. Shortly after, the Minerals Council of Australia declared in a submission to a government inquiry that ‘there is enormous potential for Coal Seam Methane (CSG) industry in Victoria’. Victoria is […]

Food Bowls

Food Bowls

   Victoria’s food bowls are under threat. The thriving fertile farmland that covers a large part of the state also happens to be the land that covers those lucrative coal seams that mining companies want so badly. With the State Government hungrily scheming over the get-rich-quick coal and gas export industry, we could see much […]

Direct Action

Direct Action

As a grass-roots organisation, there are always things that come up that don’t fall under one campaign. The government often surprises the public with announcements (almost all bad) that need a response. Groups and organisations reach out to us for help or just to start a dialogue. And sometimes there are just amazing or important […]

The Latest

Government finally consults the community

Government finally consults the community

The State Government has been promising to consult communities about unconventional gas mining since early 2013, when Nick Kotsiras was Minister for Energy and Resources. Over a year later, the first few community consultations have finally happened! When the doors of the Warragul Exhibition Hall opened at  2 o’clock, there were at least 40 people […]

Why Community Consultation is so important.

Why Community Consultation is so important.

“Community Consultation” is a slippery term. And yet, when the NSW government suspended Metgasco’s CSG drilling license in Bentley, they cited a lack of community consultation as one of the driving factors. And now the Victorian government has suspended all unconventional gas drilling licenses until 2015, when they will have completed a community consultation process. […]

A win for Seaspray and Victoria!

A win for Seaspray and Victoria!

By Katherine Smyrk You could almost hear the sigh of relief all the way from Gippsland on Wednesday, as residents from Seaspray discovered they would not have to set up a blockade in order to protect their town. Energy Minister Russell Northe had announced that all unconventional gas drilling licenses in Victoria would be suspended […]

Upcoming Events

Jul
23
Wed
Quit Coal Weekly meeting @ Friends of the Earth (upstairs)
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our weekly Wednesday night meetings, share a meal, meet other collective members and find out what’s been going on. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Jul
30
Wed
Quit Coal Weekly meeting @ Friends of the Earth (upstairs)
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our weekly Wednesday night meetings, share a meal, meet other collective members and find out what’s been going on. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Aug
5
Tue
Quit Coal Volunteer Induction Night @ Friends of the Earth (upstairs)
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

If you’re interested in finding out more about Quit Coal, how we work, and how you can get involved, this is for you! We’ll give you background to the organisation and our current campaigns, and show you a bit of what we do behind the scenes. RSVPs are essential – email volunteers@quitcoal.org.au if you’re interested and/or want more info!

Aug
6
Wed
Quit Coal Weekly meeting @ Friends of the Earth (upstairs)
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our weekly Wednesday night meetings, share a meal, meet other collective members and find out what’s been going on. No need to RSVP, just show up!