Only taking it to the streets will stop #csg: Bob Debus to @RobinMosman #Pilliga






About three years ago, when I first started to become really aware of the threats presented by coal seam gas mining, I happened to meet up with Bob Debus. Some of you will remember him as NSW’s longest serving Environment Minister. Such was his capability that he typically held 4 ministries at any one time. […]






Australia at #CSG war on home soil: Invoking ANZAC to back #BentleyBlockade and #Pilliga






Just after Anzac Day I saw a film clip from the Bentley Blockade near Lismore, where 2000 people had gathered to block access to coal seam gas mining company Metgasco.  In a misty dawn they had held their own Anzac memorial service.  After ‘Lest we forget’, the camera panned to an older country woman.  She […]






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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Picnic at boundary of Whitehaven State Forest: @margokingston1 April Fools’ Day Twitter report






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The #MarchinMarch Canberra in pictures, by @Jansant






By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 23rd March 2014 Roll over photos to read captions or click for slideshow. Read More from the March In March Archive 






Sssshhhh, don’t tell the media, but politics is changing from the ground-up, by @ariadne_syd






Ariadne Vromen, @ariadne_syd Source: The Conversation University of Sydney 21st March 2014 Political participation in Australia will soon be about hope – and the transformation of citizenship engagement in this country. Here is why. Traditionally, Australian political participation was centred on, and supported by, the electoral system, political parties and major political organisations. Most media commentators tend […]






Blasting the #MarchInMarch partisan myths: @jansant reports






By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 13th March 2014 March in March (MiM) has now grown to 31 events across the country, the main Facebook page has more than 42,000 likes, and growing. Last week The Border Mail ran a story about an MiM event for Wodonga, Victoria, claiming it was being organised by North-East Border Trades Hall. MiM organisers have been extremely […]






Will Libs bite bullet, withdraw Howard’s over-the-top entitlements to self-funded retirees?






By Margo Kingston  @margokingston1 9th March, 2014 When Samantha Maiden reported today that the Audit Commission wanted super-generous seniors health card benefits to self-funded retirees reversed, I dug up my 2002 SMH budget comment on the matter. The Libs are to blame for this totally unsustainable entitlement culture they knew would help cripple the budget […]