QUIT COAL – VOLUNTEERS CAMPAIGNING FOR A COAL AND GAS FREE VICTORIA GET INVOLVED

Campaigns and Actions

Coal and Gas Free Communities

Coal and Gas Free Communities

In April 2012, the Victorian and Federal governments jointly declared that experimental technology could turn Gippsland into a coal export region the size of the Pilbara. Shortly after, the Minerals Council of Australia declared in a submission to a government inquiry that ‘there is enormous potential for Coal Seam Methane (CSG) industry in Victoria’. Since then, […]

Direct Action

Direct Action

As a grass-roots organisation, there are always things that come up that don’t fall under one campaign. The government often surprises the public with announcements (almost all bad) that need a response. Groups and organisations reach out to us for help or just to start a dialogue. And sometimes there are just amazing or important […]

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No Announcement Yet Disappointment meets Resolve

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

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 […]

Former pro coal minister and Lakes Oil adviser spruiks onshore gas

Former pro coal minister and Lakes Oil adviser spruiks onshore gas

Today retired politician Theo Theophanous weighed in on the pending Victorian onshore gas decision. Not surprisingly, Mr Theophanous is very keen to see onshore gas in Victoria, as he is now a political advisor to Lakes Oil, a company that has several petroleum exploration licences across the state and has already fracked several wells in Gippsland. Mr Theophanous, […]

Upcoming Events

Jun
15
Wed
Quit Coal Weekly meeting @ Friends of the Earth (upstairs)
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our weekly Wednesday night meetings, share a meal, meet other collective members and find out what’s been going on. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Jun
22
Wed
Quit Coal Weekly meeting @ Friends of the Earth (upstairs)
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our weekly Wednesday night meetings, share a meal, meet other collective members and find out what’s been going on. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Jun
29
Wed
Quit Coal Weekly meeting @ Friends of the Earth (upstairs)
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our weekly Wednesday night meetings, share a meal, meet other collective members and find out what’s been going on. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Jul
5
Tue
Quit Coal Volunteer Induction Night @ Friends of the Earth (upstairs)
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you’re interested in finding out more about Quit Coal, how we work, and how you can get involved, this is for you! We’ll give you background to the organisation and our current campaigns, and show you a bit of what we do behind the scenes. RSVPs are essential – email volunteers@quitcoal.org.au if you’re interested in coming along and/or want more info!