1 down, 4 to go! Coal Plants Left to Shut in Victoria

Posted on May 13, 2015 in Coal, Latrobe Valley
1 down, 4 to go! Coal Plants Left to Shut in Victoria

by Phil Evans Yesterday was a great day in Victoria for two reasons. One, we finally saw one of Victoria’s aging brown coal fired power plants shut down at Anglesea. And two, we saw that communities, when united, are an unstoppable force and that their will will always prevail. The closing of Anglesea represents a […]

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 […]

Latrobe Valley town declares itself Coal and Gas Free

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 in Coal, Gas, Latrobe Valley
Latrobe Valley town declares itself Coal and Gas Free

By Flo Dacy-Cole Declaration days tend to represent the most rewarding moments of the Coal and Gas Free Communities movement – a time to celebrate months of achievement, see the palpable results of collaboration and spend a few precious moments alive in the sunshine. Boolarra’s declaration day was no exception to this rule. The day […]

Toxic Hazelwood fires threaten our health

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Gippsland, Latrobe Valley, Politics
Toxic Hazelwood fires threaten our health

by Maude Farrugia of Korumburra, South Gippsland   It’s been over a week now that CFA crews have been battling the 1.3km blaze at Hazelwood coal mine. It’s also been over a week now that the surrounding areas of Southern & Western Gippsland have been blanketed in a fine haze of toxic smoke. And it’s […]

Mirboo North – a Triumph of Community

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Events, Gas, Gippsland, Uncategorized
Mirboo North –  a Triumph of Community

By Catherine Hearse This Sunday’s declaration of a ‘Coal and Gas Free’ Mirboo North will be a testament to the strength of rural Victorian communities. It is the culmination a great struggle between this small town set in the idyllic Strzelecki Ranges and the interests of big miners. The celebration marks the completion of an […]

Look out 2014!

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Gas, Politics
Look out 2014!

By Katherine Smyrk Can you believe it? It’s 2014 already. It isn’t quite how some us may have imagined it; there are no jet packs, flying cars or robot butlers. We do, however, have some very modern advances and luxuries in our lives now that are just becoming the norm. Ipads feel like something imagined […]