#Pilliga farmers go to town: @naomiTWS on their #SantosAGM experience

Margo: Naomi works full-time as the Wilderness Society campaigner helping #Pilliga residents try to fight the Santos plan to turn much of the Pilliga State Forest into an industrial gas field. And that’s just stage one. The Society’s brief on the campaign is here, and Naomi’s post on how she uncovered the contamination of an aquifer by Santos is here. Pilliga farmers have since launched legal action against Santos to find why bores have been polluted in the area.   Thursday 15 May 2014 Sarah Ciesiolka had not spoken on radio before in her life, let alone done a live interview. She spoke of her experience as a concerned farmer […]

Gomeroi elders plead for cultural respect from Whitehaven at #leardblockade

[clear] The Battle for Maules Creek on Dipity. Gomeroi people call for urgent action from Environment Minister Greg Hunt on mining near burial sites #leardblockade http://t.co/qo4LvWn3us — The Wire (@thewireradio) February 5, 2014 UPDATE: 17 February 2014 Gomeroi Communities, Locals and Environmentalists succeed where Whitehaven Maules Creek fail  Last week, the sixth anniversary of the National Apology, was acknowledged by holding a protest against Governments’ failed policies to protect Aboriginal culture and heritage and specifically, Minister Hunt’s failure to protect and Whitehaven’s desecration of burial and ceremonial sites. Amanda Heard said “We almost cancelled the day, because our community are in Sorry Business (the passing of three members of our […]