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

Posted on Sep 28, 2015
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

Posted on Sep 24, 2015
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
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 […]

Road Trip to Heaven and Hell

Posted on Sep 6, 2015
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 […]

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

Posted on Sep 2, 2015
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 […]

Hazelwood Inquiry – last chance to contribute

Posted on Aug 6, 2015

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 […]

“It’s a marathon fight”: Mirboo North battles against coal

Posted on Aug 3, 2015
“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
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 […]

Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Gina Rinestone are coming to Melbourne

Posted on Jul 23, 2015
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 […]