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 […]

Quit Coal goes to Seaspray

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Gas, Gippsland, Solidarity, Uncategorized
Quit Coal goes to Seaspray

Last weekend, members of Quit Coal made the trip to the lovely beach-town of Seaspray: home of 90 Mile Beach and numerous pending fracking licenses. The community of Seaspray have faced fracking before, in the mid 2000s. And they have been on their toes ever since mid-2013, when gas company Lakes Oil made clear their […]

Seaspray, the story so far

Seaspray, the story so far

The community of Seaspray have known for some time that they might need to risk arrest in order to protect their community, they just didn’t know when. That time may be about to arrive. Since Christmas, the community has been waiting to hear whether or not Energy Minister Russell Northe will approve Lakes Oil’s application to […]

Quit Coal Opposes Victorian Anti-Protest Laws

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Non-Violent Direct Action, Politics, Solidarity
Quit Coal Opposes Victorian Anti-Protest Laws

by Phil Evans Next week Victoria takes another step towards becoming a police state, by rushing new anti-protest laws through parliament. What, you may ask, has this got to do with coal and the fossil fuel industry? The answer is: A LOT. Quit Coal has been at the forefront of the use of non-violent direct action […]

Maules Creek Act Up 2013

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 in Coal, Non-Violent Direct Action, Solidarity
Maules Creek Act Up 2013

By Phil Evans In 2011 a small NSW community taking on the expansion of Whitehaven’s and Idemitsu’s coal mines into the Leard State Forest – known for its Koala and Masked Owl habitats – set up a camp to protest the moves. Since then, Jonothan Moylan’s release of an email highlighting ANZ’s involvement in the […]