A Eureka Stockade moment? Your #BentleyBlockade brief before NSW Police ‘Operation Stapler’

[clear] [clear]Northern Rivers communities unite against government-endorsed gas mining frenzy In protest against the mining frenzy that is gripping the country, the community-led non-violent blockade at Bentley in the Northern Rivers of NSW is emerging as one of the largest social uprisings the country has witnessed. The blockade of the drill site, which began almost four months ago in response to the planned tight sands gas mining of prime agricultural land, has grown steadily in size with thousands of people, from all walks of life, regularly attending. From landholders to professionals and doctors to academics, writers, teachers, Mayors and Indigenous elders, grandparents and even members of the Clergy – the […]

Lalor, @juliagillard seat: @jenoutwest reports

Lalor Seat Profile View Larger Map By Jenny Bates 27 July, 2013 Melbourne’s outer western suburbs of Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Point Cook, Little River, Werribee South, Wyndham Vale, and parts of Altona Meadows are just some of the areas belonging to the federal seat of Lalor, soon to be vacated by Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard. Wyndham City is the local council, with the principal areas of population at Werribee and Hoppers Crossing, although there is substantial growth in Tarneit, Point Cook, Truganina and Wyndham Vale, as well as the newest suburb Williams Landing. Werribee South is home to one of the most significant market garden regions […]