Former Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs used her speech at the Ngara Institute’s annual lecture in Mullumbimby last Saturday to call for an Australian charter of human rights. Speaking(June 30)
The Knitting Nannas were in Mullum on Friday, keeping up the pressure on the Commonwealth Bank to cut all ties with the Adani coal mine as part of a country-wide protest against the proposed Adani coal mine in central Queensland.
A new loop of Knitting Nannas have taken to the streets of Byron Bay with their knitting in an effort to shake up the Banks' woolly thinking. They want the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) to cast off Adani.
Lismore MP Thomas George and Nationals North Coast MLC Ben Franklin have been challenged to oppose new proposed penalties for anti coal seam gas and coal protesters. The proposed laws could see protesters such as the Knitting Nannas thrown in jail for up to seven years.
The NSW government has refused to rule out arresting and forcibly removing the Knitting Nannas, the popular peaceful campaigners against coal-seam gas (CSG), under controversial new anti-mining protest laws.
A 51-year-old Knitting Nanna from Lismore has spent this morning 'locked-on' to the gates of Santos’ Leewood wastewater facility, which is part of the company’s plans to develop 850 gas wells in the Pilliga forest near Narrabri in North West NSW.
The indomitable Knitting Nannas will be outside Lismore MP Thomas George’s office in Lismore, and Metgasco’s office in Casino today for what they hope will be their last knit-in.
Harking back to Frocks on the Frontline from the Doubtful Creek and Bentley blockades, the Knitting Nanna’s hosted Frocks Back on the Frontline yesterday at the Eltham hall
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.
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.
Anti coal seam gas protesters from the northern rivers region joined hundreds of others yesterday in Australia’s ‘longest ever protest’.
Opponents of coal seam gas mining are stepping up their protests and calling on the Coalition government to discard its gas plan.
Anti-gas activists are calling on re-elected Lismore MP Thomas George to investigate cancelling exploration licenses in the northern rivers without handing over taxpayers’ money to mining companies.
Knitting Nannas had a simple message for NSW Labor leader Luke Foley this morning when he visited the site of the Bentley blockade just outside Lismore. ‘Do the wrong thing and we’ll be watching you’.
Yesterday the music industry was rocked to the centre of its yarn as a group of activist nannas who knit and are fighting against unconventional gas mining, launched their first music video.
Activist group the Ballina Knitting Nannas held a send-off for Kayak 4 Earth’s Steve Posselt outside the Nationals election office in Ballina on Monday. The group has also disputed Ballina MP Don Page’s claim that gas miner Dart Energy has relinquished its title over all land in the electorate.
Lismore National Party MP Thomas George let carollers eat cake when they gathered outside his office to sing for a gasfield free northern rivers on Thursday.
Rallies outside the offices of northern rivers National Party politicians on Tuesday urged them to listen to their communities by rejecting any moves to allow unconventional gas mining in the region.
A series of grassroots protests against both the state and federal governments will kick off in Lismore today with the Knitting Nannas Against Gas ‘cleaning up’ Lismore MP Thomas George’s office, and on Sunday with a major march in Ballina called People in the Park.
Dozens of protesters converged outside the Ballina office of National Party state MP Don Page yesterday calling for action on two pressing environmental concerns for the northern rivers.
The unique, home-grown phenomenon of the Knitting Nannas has already gone national – and global. What next? A documentary about them, of course.
Two members of the Knitting Nannas against CSG appeared in Casino Local Court yesterday over charges laid during the Doubtful Creek coal seam gas protests.