Bulga is the little town in the Hunter Valley that simply wouldn't die.
Despite concerted efforts by mining giant Rio Tinto in collusion with the NSW State government, the residents of Bulga have held firm against plans to expand coal mines to within 500 metres of their town.
Journey with us as we bear witness to this epic battle and hear first hand from locals how it is being fought on the ground.
Departing Central Station at 8am, the Bulga Bus heads north for a welcome to country and morning tea with Wonnarua custodians.
We then scope out the massive coal mines that surround the historic town of Bulga and threaten to displace it.
In Bulga itself we meet community representatives and hear about their determination to stand their ground.
And to find out what else is at stake, we sample local healthy food from River Flats Olive Estate and Riverpines Vineyard and taste a range of award winning certified organic wines at the Ascella Country Cellar Door.
We return to Sydney at 7pm, fully satiated and educated about the biggest issue facing our democracy today.
The highest courts in New South Wales have rejected the Rio Tinto's Warkworth mine expansion. By siding with Rio Tinto to subvert the people’s victory in court, the government has crossed a line. Now we must be spread the word to protect our land, water and future for all Australians.