Inflating Gas Prices – A Whole lot of Hot Air

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Climate Change, Gas, Melbourne, Politics, Uncategorized
Inflating Gas Prices – A Whole lot of Hot Air

Since the Victorian Labor Government announced an onshore Gas Ban we’ve been hearing a lot of hot air from the industry about gas shortages and threatened price rises. But what’s really behind the industry hype and what are the facts on gas prices and availability? Despite evidence to the contrary Andrew Smith, chairman of Shell Australia, […]

No Announcement Yet Disappointment meets Resolve

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 in Events, Gas, Gippsland, Melbourne, Politics, Uncategorized
No Announcement Yet Disappointment meets Resolve

Across the state and in the capital we organised, painted and gathered together. We were positive, but reserved, anticipating a total ban but preparing for something less beneficial. Farmers, who have held out for years, campaigning and developing imaginative protests, were looking for a prospect of relief, hoping their hard work had paid off, ending […]

This Little Piggy wants a Gas Ban

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in Climate Change, Gas, Melbourne, Uncategorized
This Little Piggy wants a Gas Ban

As do many Melbournians: “ Fracking! It’s the stupidest idea I’ve heard of.” “Oh yes I’ll sign. I can’t believe they are thinking of doing it here.” Yes, I know about this. I come from Queensland. It’s terrible there.” “There has been too much destruction of the environment already, without doing that too.” This little […]

Our Year in Yellow

Our Year in Yellow

May your 2016 prove successful in the fight to keep onshore gas out of Victoria and replace polluting fossil fuels with renewables. Here are just a few memories to share of the year that was:                          

Road Trip to Heaven and Hell

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 in Uncategorized
Road Trip to Heaven and Hell

Five of us squeezed into Brigit’s car, laughed, talked and ate unusual chocolate while Brigit drove us through the traffic jammed outskirts of Melbourne’s suburbs out into Gippsland. We made it through the fog and strange smells to a tree-lined road and arrived at the Seaspray Lock the Gate meeting in time to catch most […]

Hazelwood Inquiry – last chance to contribute

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Help make government and big coal accountable for public health Fortunately for us, we have an extension to this important deadline. The current and future health of the people of Morwell  has been endangered by the fire that raged out of control for forty-five days. Anything you can add to support those affected, and prevent […]

Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Gina Rinestone are coming to Melbourne

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized
Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Gina Rinestone are coming to Melbourne

You’ve heard of a sit in, but have you heard of a knit in?  Our favourite nannas will be rolling into Melbourne town this weekend to tell Daniel Andrews that frack is whack.  Gina Rinehart might like fracking, but Gina Rinestone doesn’t! The lovely Gippsland Knitting Nannas Against Gas, part of a movement of brave […]

City and Country Rally Together to Oppose Unconventional Gas

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized
City and Country Rally Together to Oppose Unconventional Gas

At the first Melbourne hearing for the inquiry into unconventional gas in Victoria, farmers have demanded the government keep Victoria Gasfield Free. To demonstrate the risk an unconventional gas industry poses to our foodbowls, Victorian farmers set up a stall of fresh produce on the steps of Parliament House. One million hectares of Western Victoria […]

Ursula Alquier reveals the shocking damage of unconventional gas to the the Victorian government inquiry

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 in Events, Gas, Gippsland, Politics, Uncategorized
Ursula Alquier reveals the shocking damage of unconventional gas to the the Victorian government inquiry

I first heard about coal seam gas 4 years ago when some locals in the small South Gippsland town of Poowong where my mum lives heard that there was a licence to explore over their community. Before it became my job, I worked as a volunteer to learn and raise awareness about the massive area […]