Communities welcome Coalition’s strong position on unconventional gas, still want total ban

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 in Gas, Gippsland, Melbourne, Politics, Western Victoria
Communities welcome Coalition’s strong position on unconventional gas, still want total ban

Communities across the state welcomed today’s announcement by the Coalition that they are strengthening their position on unconventional gas mining to a 5 year moratorium. The new position, an improvement on the one held when they were in government is a good step in the right direction, but rural communities are still disappointed that this […]

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 […]

Why Sunday is So Important

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in Gas, Gippsland, Melbourne, Politics, Solidarity, Western Victoria
Why Sunday is So Important

Victorians have resisted the fracking and unconventional gas industry for years now, and we’re oh so close to properly locking the gate against this toxic industry. The state government is set to make a decision about the future of unconventional gas at the end of this year, following their year-long inquiry. People from across the board have […]

Unconventional Gas Inquiry Interim report confirms the issue is ‘white hot’

Unconventional Gas Inquiry Interim report confirms the issue is ‘white hot’

Yesterday the interim report from the ‪Victorian Unconventional Gas Inquiry was released. The Inquiry will inform the government’s decision whether fracking and unconventional gas mining is allowed to begin in Victoria. The report received 1717 submissions, “likely to be the largest number of submissions ever received by a Victorian Parliamentary committee.”  Well done to everyone […]

Notes From the South Side

Notes From the South Side

After the recent Frackman screenings in Melbourne enthusiastic viewers formed two city-based Lock the Gate groups, one in Collingwood and one on the South Side of the Yarra. The South side group has been meeting in Windsor, at the Tyranny of Distance café, where the yellow Lock the Gate signs stand out stylishly against the […]

Keep us fresh! Donate to Quit Coal now

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Get off the coal train and on track with renewables, Denis!

Get off the coal train and on track with renewables, Denis!

by Livia Cullen When Napthine stepped up to the plate after Baillieu’s swift and teary departure, we saw a glimmer of hope for a state that seemed doomed to a future shadowed by mountains of dirty coal. After all, Napthine’s electorate houses the biggest wind farm in the state and numerous times he has publicly lauded the […]