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 […]

A win for Seaspray and Victoria!

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Gas, Gippsland, Politics, Uncategorized, Western Victoria
A win for Seaspray and Victoria!

By Katherine Smyrk You could almost hear the sigh of relief all the way from Gippsland on Wednesday, as residents from Seaspray discovered they would not have to set up a blockade in order to protect their town. Energy Minister Russell Northe had announced that all unconventional gas drilling licenses in Victoria would be suspended […]

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, […]

MORATORIUM ON FRACKING – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in Gas, Gippsland, Politics, Western Victoria
MORATORIUM ON FRACKING – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Last Friday afternoon, Ted Baillieu announced that, effective immediately, there would be a moratorium on fracking in Victoria until a national approach to the issue has been developed. So what does this all mean?   ‘Fracking’, or hydraulic fracturing, is a process where highly pressurised fluid is pumped in great quantities down an exploration well […]

Mantle’s Going Away Party!

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Climate Change, Coal, Events, Western Victoria
Mantle’s Going Away Party!

Bacchus Marsh is normaly known for its fertile fruit and vegetable farms and its proximity to the beautiful Lerdederg Gorg State Park. But for today at least, this friendly and vibrant regional community came together and raised its voice to send a message that it does not want to be destroyed for a new brown […]

No New Coal or CSG in Victoria

Yesterday Quit Coal and Friends of the Earth joined with 34 other groups from across Victoria to call for a moratorium on new coal and coal seam gas (CSG) operations in the state. (The text of exactly what we’ve called for is at the bottom of this email). There was also excellent news that the […]