Melbourne Protest against Jemena NT Pipeline

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Climate Change, Gas, Melbourne, Solidarity
Melbourne Protest against Jemena NT Pipeline

Friends of the Earth Melbourne and Quit Coal campaigners joined with concerned citizens gathered outside Jemena’s Melbourne headquarters to protest against the Federal government approval of the Northern Gas Pipeline. The group claimed that the pipeline, if built, will facilitate controversial on-shore unconventional gas fracking in the state and wished to express solidarity with Traditional […]

Gasfield-free Vic Party!

Gasfield-free Vic Party!

Biiiig congratulations to everyone involved in the Coal & Gas Free Victoria/Lock the Gate campaign!  Since the government has decided (after a huge, amazing, inclusive grassroots campaign) to ban fracking & unconventional gas in Victoria, we’re having a celebration and you’re invited! When: Friday 11 November 2016 Where: The Purple Emerald, 349 High St, Northcote […]

Inflating Gas Prices – A Whole lot of Hot Air

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Climate Change, Gas, Melbourne, Politics, Uncategorized
Inflating Gas Prices – A Whole lot of Hot Air

Since the Victorian Labor Government announced an onshore Gas Ban we’ve been hearing a lot of hot air from the industry about gas shortages and threatened price rises. But what’s really behind the industry hype and what are the facts on gas prices and availability? Despite evidence to the contrary Andrew Smith, chairman of Shell Australia, […]

This Little Piggy wants a Gas Ban

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in Climate Change, Gas, Melbourne, Uncategorized
This Little Piggy wants a Gas Ban

As do many Melbournians: “ Fracking! It’s the stupidest idea I’ve heard of.” “Oh yes I’ll sign. I can’t believe they are thinking of doing it here.” Yes, I know about this. I come from Queensland. It’s terrible there.” “There has been too much destruction of the environment already, without doing that too.” This little […]

Shenhua Coal Mine Update: Liverpool Plains Harvest Festival 2015

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 in Climate Change, Coal, Melbourne, Politics, Solidarity
Shenhua Coal Mine Update: Liverpool Plains Harvest Festival 2015

A sunny weekend in November saw Australia’s most progressive festival take place in the heart of the Nationals conservative stronghold. Over 600 people from all over Australia came together to voice their support for the local communities of the Liverpool Plains and their opposition to the planned Shenhua Watermark coal project. Farmers that have been voting conservatively their […]

We Declared Victoria Gasfield Free

We Declared Victoria Gasfield Free

Country folk and city dwellers, young and the old: last Sunday the 20th of September, more than one thousand Victorians united to declare that fracking and gasfields will never be welcome on Victorian soil. Joyfully and defiantly, the crowd made it clear that they were not waiting around for the government to get off the […]

The Bliss of Ignorance

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 in Climate Change, Coal, Politics, Solidarity
The Bliss of Ignorance

Watch the beautiful and moving free documentary The Bliss of Ignorance about South Africa’s coal industry, and the terrible impact it has on human health.  Featuring stunning cinematography and heartbreaking stories, this new film is not to be missed.   The Bliss Of Ignorance from Simon Waller on Vimeo. facebook.com/TheBlissOfIgnorance Through first-hand testimony The Bliss […]

Unconventional Gas Inquiry Submission Tip Sheet – 48 hours to go

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in Climate Change, Gas, Politics
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 in Climate Change, Coal, Gas, Politics, Solidarity
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 […]