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The Country Women’s Association of WA has raised its hand to protest against fracking. Photo supplied.
The Country Women’s Association of WA has raised its hand to protest against fracking. Photo supplied.

The second state Country Women’s Association has raised its hand to protect the future of the land and rural communities.

The Federal National Party needs to end its blind support for the gas fracking industry and listen to its constituents according to Lock the Gate, after a second state branch of the Country Women’s Association, this time in Western Australia, passed a motion supporting a ban today.

The motion agreed by the WA conference was that: ‘CWA of WA (Inc) request the Government of Western Australia to enact legislation to ban unconventional onshore gas mining and exploration processes to access gas trapped in tight sand and shale in Western Australia.’

This follows a similar motion passed by the NSW Country Women’s Association earlier this year.

‘The divide between the National Party and its constituents on unconventional gas and fracking grows wider every day, and this motion by the CWA today should trigger an urgent re-think by the party,’ said Carmel Flint, spokesperson for Lock the Gate Alliance.

‘The Federal Government has been doing everything it can to overturn state controls on invasive gasfields but this motion reveals yet again that by doing so they are ignoring rural voters.

‘Rural communities are determined to protect land and water resources from gas mining and they will never accept moves by the Federal Government to overturn state-based bans or to use GST funds as a form of blackmail to enforce fracking,’ she said.

 


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