Melbourne Protest against Jemena NT Pipeline

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Climate Change, Gas, Melbourne, Solidarity
Melbourne Protest against Jemena NT Pipeline

Friends of the Earth Melbourne and Quit Coal campaigners joined with concerned citizens gathered outside Jemena’s Melbourne headquarters to protest against the Federal government approval of the Northern Gas Pipeline. The group claimed that the pipeline, if built, will facilitate controversial on-shore unconventional gas fracking in the state and wished to express solidarity with Traditional […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

#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 […]