Reporting grassroots greenshoots when faith in establishment politics dies: @margokingston1






Margo: A version of this column appeared in the Byron Shire Echo – @Echonetdaily – on 29 April as a substitute for Mungo McCallum’s weekly column while he recovered from surgery.    Mungo and I last discussed politics just after the federal election on Late Night Live. We both knew what Abbott would do – seek to close down free […]






Water under fire: @JeanRoxon reports #Pilliga contamination concerns






[clear]   A group of farmers and councillors met last week in north-west NSW to take a stand against a Coal Seam Gas (CSG) development proposed in the area. Narrabri Shire councillor Bevan O’Reagan said: “We haven’t got a plan B if the water is damaged.” Australian gas and oil producer Santos last week submitted […]






#leardblockade protestors remain positive despite eviction: @l_k_oconnor reports






  On March 31 over 100 people walked onto the Whitehaven Maules Creek coal mine to protest and more than 80 were arrested. Work at the mine was halted for a day and events were widely reported by the mainstream media. The demonstrations coincided with a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]






After the CSG boom, Narrabri farmers concerned about the bust: @CarlyWladkowski reports #Pilliga






  Residents of Narrabri, in the northwestern plains of New South Wales, met last week to protest exploratory mining on local farms, and the Santos proposal for the region. Campaign groups, such as Lock the Gate and Greenpeace, have been working with local farmers to co-ordinate efforts against a proposed Coal Seam Gas (CSG) field. […]






Surfing a #Pilliga coal face: An @AshGrunwald adventure






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#Pilliga country lock on and chill out: @margokingston1 Twitter Report






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West from #leardblockade to #Pilliga, the next Liverpool Plains war zone: @margokingston1 Twitter Report






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