Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby
‘Lock the Gate, Lock the Roads, Protect our Region’ is a motto of the movement for CSG-Free Northern Rivers. With exploration licences taken out over the northern rivers, even we are under threat from CSG and other gasfield mining. Fracking has now been approved by O’Farrell and production is approved in Casino.
Many of us have differed over the local economy; now it’s the local ecology. Our water catchment, our agricultural land and our quality of life is at stake. Our strength will be in our unity, coming together across the community.
A March Against Mining in the Northern Rivers at Murwillumbah on Saturday October 13 is a chance to show our solidarity – everyone wearing yellow making a visual statement. Starting at 10am it is organised by Lock the Gate Tweed, and a Rock the Gate concert starts at 1pm at the Showgrounds.
Contact [email protected] to share a bus ride, giving preferred pickup. The CSG-Free movement is both non-violent and non-negotiable. ‘Our common humanity is more important than all the things that divide us’: Mairead Corrigan.