The Robinsons moved to Gloucester about 20 years ago in the hope of living a lovely riparian life as beef farmers. The didn’t ever imagine they would become activists…
Farmers and residents from Gloucester on the mid north coast, under siege from coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration, will be joined by campaigners from Lock the Gate and GetUp! in Lismore and Mullumbimby tomorrow and Saturday to update northern rivers locals on the ongoing fight against the controversial industry.
Gasfield Free Northern Rivers have welcomed the announcement that the government's CSG buyback scheme will be extended by three months but called for more urgency and transparency in the process.
Concerned citizens are voicing their opposition to coal seam gas mining by supporting a documentary about the grassroots campaign to boot ‘a big, dirty industry’ out of the northern rivers and keep the region gasfield free.
The state government has announced it has extended the controversial CSG Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) buyback scheme by three months, with energy minister Anthony Roberts saying he was in 'extended negotiations' with a number of licence-holders.
Last night a group of Knitting Nannas camped out in front of Thomas George’s office demanding to know if the coalition government had succeeded in buying back the controversial PEL 445 CSG licence, to no avail.
A pre-election promise by the National Party to buy back controversial coal-seam gas exploration licences on the northern rivers was a just another stunt’ to shore up support for its north coast MPs, according to state Labor.
The NSW budget’s recognition of declining mining investment and the need for other sectors to lead growth needs to be backed by key policy changes on mining, says the Lock the Gate Alliance.
Wind turbines got Canberra in a spin last week, with hearings underway from the senate inquiry into wind turbines . Its interim report contained seven recommendations to increase regulation around the wind industry.
A bid by the National Party to ban coal seam gas (CSG) on the northern rivers has been aborted, with not even a vote on the widely-promoted proposal taken by MPs at their national conference over the weekend . North... Read More →
Celebrating the day that Metgasco and a huge cohort of police was sent packing, the folk of Bentley and their supporters gathered at the Bentley Hall on Saturday for songs, dance, speeches of warning and hope.
The campaign to keep the northern rivers gasfield-free has been boosted with deputy premier and Nationals leader Troy Grant calling for a halt to coal seam gas (CSG) in the region, a stand welcomed by longtime opponents of the industry.
Thousands stood firm against the threat of 800 riot police. They vowed never to bow to the miner. And it was that community solidarity which won the 'Battle of Bentley' a year ago. Now it's time to celebrate!
With treated CSG wastewater flooding on to grazing land near Miles, the Australian Greens are repeating calls for no new CSG and for farmers’ rights to say no to coal and gas.
Campaigners against coal seam gas (CSG) have praised Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis for opposing CSG exploration and drilling on the northern rivers in his first speech to parliament last week since re-election.
Anti-gas activists are prepared to revive a blockade at Bentley but would prefer to work with politicians to ban coal seam gas mining from the area.
Wal Jobson, Mullumbimby. I was instantly overjoyed many years ago when I learnt that oil had been discovered in Bass Strait. Gosh! strewth! Now we are at last going to get cheap fuel and be independent of all the other oil producing countries.
As newly elected Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith took tea with the Knitting Nannas, her party has called on NSW police ato respect the right of citizens to peacefully protest against Metgasco's plans for the region.
Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. The NSW National Party leadership team of Troy Grant and Duncan Gay visited the Northern Rivers in the lead up to the recent state election stating quite clearly their opposition to coal seam gas (CSG) mining in our area and their intention to buy back the existing licenses, in particular PEL 445.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Metgasco in its battle with the state government over suspension of its Bentley licence.
The NSW Supreme Court is set to announce tomorrow (Friday) its ruling on whether the NSW government acted outside its powers when it suspended Metgasco’s drilling licence at Bentley.
Anti coal seam gas protesters from the northern rivers region joined hundreds of others yesterday in Australia’s ‘longest ever protest’.
A majority of Lismore councillors has backed a local woman's right to have an 'anti-GSG' banner draped over the roof of her home.
Opponents of coal seam gas mining are stepping up their protests and calling on the Coalition government to discard its gas plan.
The Australian Energy Market Operator has forecast there would be no supply gaps in NSW in the short to medium term, prompting the Greens to reiterate their call for an end to CSG mining.