Can Labor wedge the Coalition on #climatechange in #ausvotes? asks @takvera

Action on climate change is a live issue at the 2016 election, but it is still divisive. The Australian Labor Party unveiled it’s climate action plan to take to the Federal Election, likely to be on July 2. A lot of deliberative thought and nuanced politics have gone into this plan with targeted changes in different sectors. Environment and community groups, along with the Business Council of Australia, broadly said the plan was positive, although there were criticisms raised about the need for climate policy to become bipartisan to ensure stability in the economic transitions needed. Environment groups stressed that it was a useful starting point and much better than […]

It’s not quite over yet: @margokingston #leardblockade Twitter report June 3

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Winter has come for Leard State Forest and her wildlife: my #leardblockade Twitter report

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The futility and the joy of the #leardblockade last stand: @margokingston1 Twitter report

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Civil disobedience and the #leardblockade: @adropex comments

[clear]   It was in January, whilst on a family beach holiday, that I first became aware of the protest happening at the Leard State Forest. I had not heard of the Leard before, however the words ‘Maules Creek’ and ‘Whitehaven’ vaguely floated into my consciousness as I read a Twitter report of the action happening at the Leard Blockade. I became interested and continued to follow the events as they unfolded over the next few days. Days have turned into weeks and weeks into months. At the time I read that first report I had no idea that I had become a small but vital piece in a process […]

Big coal gets hot and heavy with protestors: @georgefwoods responds to @NSWMC and @ResourcesQLD

By Georgina Woods  @georgefwoods 19th March 2014 The industry bodies that represent the coal export industry in NSW and Queensland have recently taken to lambasting, belittling and smearing the intentions of individuals and organisations that have dared to face up to them and speak the truth about the consequences of the unchecked expansion of coal in Australia. Some politicians, particularly in Queensland, have joined this chorus. I am glad that it is a matter of public record that these people have tried to shame people and groups opposing the expansion of the coal industry. Our children need to know that this was a fierce battle of right and wrong. The underdog pose being struck by the coal industry associations in […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 14

Storify by The Geek Wed, Jan 29 2014 04:01:07 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 14 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email War veteran fights for the future  http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/2052094/war-veteran-fights-for-the-future/ … via @The_NDL #leardblockade pic with @kodivine 21 pic.twitter.com/rk1wZguO4e margo [email protected] · Tue, Jan 28 2014 13:39:50 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Bill Ryan on page 1 of @The_NDL #leardblockade pic.twitter.com/IIGqAdLmdD margo [email protected] · Tue, Jan 28 2014 13:45:22 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection […]

#leardblocksde stops #Whitehaven work – Margo’s Day 13 live Twitter report

Citizen Journo MARGO KINGSTON preview of Tuesday’s action at the #leardblockadeon Citizen journalist Margo Kingston talks to Paul Bevan about #leardblockade and the hash tag as space for comment from all sides of the debate on the Maules Creek mine in Western NSW. He also speaks to 91 year old Bill Ryan on why he has taken part. Citizen Journo MARGO KINGSTON live interview in the blockade with Paul Bevan. Newcastle ABC radio on the #LeardBlockade Citizen journalist Margo Kingston dropped by the 1233 ABC Newcastle offices, while being embedded with protestors at the Leard State Forest.She spoke to 1233’s Paul Bevan about why she’s set up with protests to […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 11 – Australia Day

Storify by The Geek Sun, Jan 26 2014 18:49:10 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 11 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email margo [email protected] Song by @deborahlevoy via @Hankatfrogs – The time has come for serious action on climate change #leardblockade  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SADkjh87GaA&feature=youtu.be … Sat, Jan 25 2014 03:10:30 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email aidan [email protected] How can local communities fight corporations? see my latest paper  http://epubs.scu.edu.au/jesp/vol15/iss3/4/ … @greensjeremy @larissawaters @janbarham @JaneCaro @margokingston1 · Wed, Dec 11 2013 18:47:20 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 10

Storify by The Geek Sat, Jan 25 2014 21:31:17 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 10 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Maules Creek farm-gate welcome for #leardblockade visitors this Australia Day weekend – new camp on property pic.twitter.com/eogl6iHmwY margo [email protected] · Fri, Jan 24 2014 17:13:44 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Justin [email protected]_JG A little late on this but #leardblockade is inspiring  http://bit.ly/1d0ye9z  cc @georgefwoods @margokingston1 · Fri, Jan 24 2014 04:21:19 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to […]