Will Mantle Mining back down again?

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Climate Change, Coal, Gas, Gippsland, Solidarity
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 in Climate Change, Coal, Gas, Gippsland, Melbourne, Western Victoria

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 in Climate Change, Coal, Gas
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 […]

Victorian unconventional gas inquiry launched, Nats vote down expanded terms

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Climate Change, Gas, Politics
Victorian unconventional gas inquiry launched, Nats vote down expanded terms

The long-awaited Victorian inquiry into unconventional gas has finally cranked into gear, after the state government released its terms of reference on 7 May 2015.  The announcement of the terms of reference sparked some political controversy over its breadth, or perceived lack thereof.  The Greens, with the ALP’s support, sought to extend the enquiry by […]

#FriendofFoE – make your voice heard!

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Climate Change, Politics, Solidarity
#FriendofFoE – make your voice heard!

Environmental organisations alerting Australians to the basic facts – that a safe climate and healthy environment are the foundations on which our life is founded – are under threat by the Abbott government.  Friends of the Earth, Quit Coal’s mother ship, has been specifically targeted by the current government’s campaign to strip environmental organisations of […]

Election Results

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Gas, Politics
Election Results

Well, Labor won. It’s not exactly a surprise, and it’s more or less a positive thing (from Quit Coal’s point of view) but there are a few interesting things that it’s worth thinking about: two factoids, the upsides, and the Upper House result. There are two factoids about this election that everyone is repeating. First, […]

Beyond Coal and Gas: Protecting our heritage, embracing the future

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Events, Gas
Beyond Coal and Gas: Protecting our heritage, embracing the future

There is an amazing feeling that comes when a gathering of people from around the nation come together for a common cause. The ‘Beyond Coal and Gas’ summit sought to bring people from the many corners of Australia (and New Zealand and Singapore!) to unite them as part of the powerful social movement against the […]

ANZ, Quit Coal and the Climate Warriors

ANZ, Quit Coal and the Climate Warriors

On Wednesday 22nd October, a group of around 80 people, including a number of Quit Coalers, occupied the ANZ headquarters in Docklands, Melbourne, calling on the bank to divest from fossil fuels. The action was one of a number of events across the country held in solidarity with the Pacific Islands, which are at the […]

#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 […]