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The Knitting Nannas say they were incredulous at federal Labor’s ‘capitulation to the gas industry’ with its new Future Gas Strategy. 

The Labor-led federal government announced the strategy the same week Northern Rivers communities celebrated its win a decade ago against proposed coal seam gas (CSG) fields in Bentley, near Lismore.

The strategy has been roundly condemned by climate scientists, economists and academics.

 ‘After 12 years of informing themselves, writing submissions, blockading, sitting in on Senate enquiries, study tours travelling to gas fields and listening to experts and impacted residents, the Knitting Nannas from all over NSW are converging on Canberra on May 30,’ Spokes-Nanna Rosie Lee says.

Kitchen table cabinet

‘We have secured a meeting with Chris Bowen, Energy and Climate Change Minister to raise concerns,’ Ms Lee says.

‘Energy is a kitchen table issue that affects us all and future generations.’

Ms Lee says the gas plan flies in the face of global action on climate change, and lacks common sense.

The Knitting Nannas are to host a kitchen table cabinet on the lawns of Parliament House, where The Australia Institute’s Polly Hemming is to present the institute’s reports on climate change.

The Knitting Nannas say several Independents are to join the gathering on the lawns on May 30 from 10am to 2pm.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Onya Nannas!
    Bowen will tell them to ignore all the Science, the ALP and its Fossil Fuel Industry masters know whats best.
    The Future, 2050andBeyond, is Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssss!
    Sigh.

    • Mark, The Knitting Nannas are indeed sticking to their “knitting” but its all too cerebral for you to begin to understand.

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