Farmland not Gaslands – a film

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 in Events, Gas, Gippsland, Western Victoria
Farmland not Gaslands – a film

The last two years have been incredible and frightening. People all across Victoria discovered that their fertile farmland, communities and natural areas were blanketed with licences for unconventional gas. But in that time, those communities have banded together to create a state-wide movement to protect their land, water, health and future. And now there’s a […]

Government finally consults the community

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 in Events, Gas, Gippsland, Uncategorized, Western Victoria
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 […]

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 […]

30,000 Melburnians for Climate Action

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 in Climate Change, Coal, Events, Gas, Melbourne
30,000 Melburnians for Climate Action

By David Unwin It’s probably fair to say that it has been a disappointing few months for Australians who want serious action on climate change. While parts of Australia go up in flames (in what is likely to be the hottest year on record), Tony Abbott has systematically gone about dismantling virtually every initiative aimed […]

No Coal Port in Hastings

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 in Climate Change, Coal, Events
No Coal Port in Hastings

By Ali Leahy Yesterday 150 people from across Victoria united in Hastings to say ‘No’ to a brand new coal export port. The Victorian Government is continuing to prove that they really are determined to stick their heads in the sand and keep them there until the sea level rises sufficiently. It is pushing ahead […]

Harmers Haven: Victoria’s third Coal and Gas Free Community.

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 in Coal, Events, Gas, Gippsland

By Peter Wonfor On the 27th of October 2013, the community of Harmers Haven declared itself Coal Seam Gas Free. The declaration, officially made by local resident John Old, was based on the results of a survey carried out over several months. Harmers Haven is located a few km from Wonthaggi on the Bass Coast […]

Farmers against Fracking come to town!

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Coal, Events, Gas, Gippsland, Melbourne, Western Victoria
Farmers against Fracking come to town!

By Meadhbh Bolger Thanks to all of you who came and joined Sunday’s awesome “Farmers against Fracking” rally! If you missed out (do not fear, there will be plenty more opportunities to be part of the campaign!), here’s the low-down of what happened – hundreds of farmers and locals from Gippsland and rural Victoria descended on Melbourne, […]

Poowong: Victoria’s first community to declare itself Coal and CSG free

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in Coal, Events, Gas, Gippsland
Poowong: Victoria’s first community to declare itself Coal and CSG free

by Chloe Aldenhoven Its 11am, quiet and hot at the Poowong footy oval. Soon the cars start rolling in, and it feels like a stop-motion animation as suddenly the empty footy ground is filled with cars and their occupants rush to the shade of the clubhouses.  A great racket rises over the hill, it sounds […]

Give Your Loved One’s No Coal This Christmas!

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 in Climate Change, Coal, Events, Gas
Give Your Loved One’s No Coal This Christmas!

Every holiday season we all face a dilemma. We’d love to give gifts to those we cherish, but we don’t want the unnecessary consumption and environmental damage that so much holiday giving involves. Well, ethically conflicted holiday shoppers, Quit Coal has heard your anguish and solved your problem! You can now show your loved how […]