@RobinMosman calls on grandparents of Australia to unite for climate action






In August this year my husband Warwick and I went back to the Leard Blockade with a group of friends, and blockaded one of the roads to the Maules Creek mine for a few hours.  We’d made a number of signs to hold, but our favourite was one that said “Grandparents for Intergenerational Equity”.  I […]






Burning issues for @TonyAbbottMHR: @burgewords #CreatingWaves on #DirectAction






CLIMATE change efforts in Australia have become a matter of simple mathematics. With the Coalition’s Direct Action Bill in place just this week, after a deal struck with the Palmer United Party and Senate crossbenchers, Australia is now attempting to reduce its carbon emissions by 5 per cent by 2020. It’s official: we’re trying, and […]






Back to the #leardblockade: report by @RobinMosman






Warwick and I are just home again after taking a group of silver-haired oldies from the Blue Mountains Conservation Society to the Leard Blockade. The plan was that our obvious super-respectability and elder wisdom would look impressive on Facebook, and hopefully add more weight to opposition to the clearing of the Leard Forest for coal […]






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. […]






#MarchinMarch Katoomba report by @bluntshovels






By El Gibbs [email protected] 17th March 2014 Over 700 people gathered in front of the historic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba on Sunday to protest against the Federal Government, spilling out onto the street. Many hand-made signs featured, with slogans such as “What happened to taking care? Of ourselves, each other, our country”, “It’s not money […]






Moving Blue Mountains for #MarchInMarch: @bluntshovels reports






By El Gibbs [email protected] 13th March 2014 Asylum seekers, the environment and funding for community services were all reasons given by people planning to attend the Blue Mountains March in March this Sunday. Rachel Higgins, from Springwood, is 17 and wants: “The best for the country and for me when I grow up”. She is worried […]






Walking the Independent path with Janet Mays: @burgewords reports






The first political piece I ever wrote was also the first scoop I ever got. I was a resident of the Blue Mountains for thirty years, give or take my years at university and a six-year stint in the United Kingdom. By the time Blue Mountains City Councillor Janet Mays stood for the NSW State […]