Loggers ‘the ultimate conservationists’: Abbott’s environment vandalism policy

Speech delivered by Tony Abbott to the Forestworks Dinner in Canberra Tuesday, 4 March 2014 Julie, I want to thank you very much indeed for that kind introduction. It’s nice to have a list of things recounted to an appreciative audience – it really is nice. But the most important fact, at least insofar I suspect […]

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 […]

Cards on the table please Minister Hunt: Roselyn Druce comments on #Leardblockade

By Roselyn Druce 2nd February 2014 What’s all the fuss about the Leard State Forest? Well, it’s about a public forest that belongs to the people, both the traditional owners, the Gomeroi, and all Australian people. It is under threat by two mostly foreign-owned coal mining companies – Whitehaven Coal and Idemitsu Boggabri Coal. Ultimately […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 12

Storify by The Geek Mon, Jan 27 2014 04:17:31 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 12 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Ishbel Cullen, 20, Canberra – “I’m here to take direct action on climate change – […]

Local ecologist Philip Spark’s letter to friends appealing for help to save Leard State Forest #leardblockade

By Philip Spark 24th January 2014 Dear friends, This is an SOS call for help to save Leard State Forest which is likely to be bulldozed this month. Two large coal mines have been approved to destroy 3400ha through the middle of the forest, which will lead to the decline of up to 28 threatened species, […]

Can Leard Forest be saved? @georgefwoods reports on #leardblockade

By Georgina Woods  @georgefwood Spokesperson for the Leard Forest Alliance 16 January 2014 The battle erupting this week over the Maules Creek coal project and the Leard State Forest is the focal point for major conflicts and questions facing Australia as the age of coal comes to an end, and the age of climate change […]

The Desperation of a Liberal MP? The Russian spambots.

By Tony The Geek 21 January 2013 Source: Storify This story was published on Saturday on Storify and retweeted via Twitter on Sunday and Monday and now has over 3,300 views. [View the full story “The Desperation of a Liberal MP? The Russian spambots.” on Storify] Greg Hunt has resorted or is at least is […]