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 […]

Former pro coal minister and Lakes Oil adviser spruiks onshore gas

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 in Coal, Gas, Gippsland, Latrobe Valley, Western Victoria
Former pro coal minister and Lakes Oil adviser spruiks onshore gas

Today retired politician Theo Theophanous weighed in on the pending Victorian onshore gas decision. Not surprisingly, Mr Theophanous is very keen to see onshore gas in Victoria, as he is now a political advisor to Lakes Oil, a company that has several petroleum exploration licences across the state and has already fracked several wells in Gippsland. Mr Theophanous, […]

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 […]

“It’s a marathon fight”: Mirboo North battles against coal

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Coal, Gas, Gippsland, Solidarity
“It’s a marathon fight”: Mirboo North battles against coal

by Catherine Hearse By now most of us are familiar with the little South Gippsland town of Mirboo North (population 2688 or thereabouts).  We know the name because it has been under siege by the threat of mining and unconventional gas for years.  A huge number of local people opposed Mantle Mining’s coal licence application […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]