Lock The Gate Alliance is a national coalition of community groups from across Australia who are uniting to protect our common heritage - our land, water and future - from reckless coal and gas expansions. In a David-and-Goliath struggler of farmers against mining giants, everyday citizens against global corporations, our communities are choosing grace under fire and displaying incredible courage, integrity and imagination. Join us to become part of this inspiring social movement.

Please sign our petition to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, asking him for a fair go for farmers, families and the future. He visited Tara Qld and said there should be...

Take a stand to protect your community and the future of our country from reckless coal and gas mining.  More than 54% of Australia is covered by coal and gas...

Tamworth Film Screening

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 06:00 PM · 24 rsvps
Tamworth Community Centre

Since the public forum on coal and coal seam gas at the Tamworth Community Centre in February 2013, people from across the North West have been learning and working together to protect the region from unsafe extractive industries. 


Next week, please join us for an important event, film screening and live music event for the Tamworth community.

Heroes and Visionaries

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Leichhardt Town Hall, Sydney

The Leard Forest Alliance is proud to invite you to an important event honouring two Australians who stand out as examples of courage, endurance and generosity - two people who have stood firm against the controversial destruction of the Leard State Forest for the largest coal mine currently under construction in Australia.

Those men are Bill Ryan, a ninety-two year old Kokoda war veteran who has been arrested taking direct action to stop Whitehaven Coal at Maules Creek, and Cliff Wallace, the local farmer hosting the popular community camp at Maules Creek.

Places are limited for this free evening of celebration and discussion, so please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/heroes-and-visionaries-tickets-12249780423

Clean Air Queensland - Toowoomba Meeting

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 07:00 PM
Holy Name Primary School Hall in Toowoomba, Australia

Clean Air Queensland is fighting for the right of Darling Downs residents to live without coal dust pollution in their homes, schools and workplace. CAQ has a meeting on coal dust issues in Toowoomba this Thursday the 24th of July, 7pm- 8.15pm at Holy Name Primary School Hall (Rosewood Street entrance).

New Hope coal mine surrounds the township of Acland and is only a few kilometres from Oakey. The neighbouring township of Jondaryan is within 1 kilometre of the enormous and uncovered Jondaryan coal stockpile. 

Fifty kilometres away in Toowoomba, more than 100,000 uncovered coal wagons pass through the centre of town every year and there is worse to come with more coal mines planned and being expanded across the Darling Downs.

Clean Air Campaigner Michael Kane will be host the meeting and speakers will include representatives from Doctors for the Environment and Lock the Gate Alliance.

Please spread the word about this important community action on your networks.


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If Campbell Newman wants to show he is listening to the people of Queensland, he should immediately announce his government will not accept any expansion of the Acland open cut coal mine, says Lock the Gate Alliance.

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