Lock The Gate Alliance is a national coalition of people from across Australia, including farmers, traditional custodians, conservationists and urban residents, who are uniting to protect our common heritage - our land, water and communities - from unsafe or inappropriate mining for coal seam gas and other fossil fuels. Read more about the missions and principles of Lock the Gate.

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Our best food-producing lands and our finest natural areas are at risk from unsafe coal mining, coal seam gas and other forms of unconventional gas extraction. 54% of Australia is covered by coal and gas licences or applications. Nowhere is sacred and nothing is safe. Learn more..

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Coal mines and gasfields are harming peoples health, destroying their quality of life and dividing communities. Learn more..
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Unsafe mining is threatening drinking water catchments, underground water supplies and creeks and rivers. Learn more..
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Communities are choosing peaceful action, and grace under fire, to protect their families and the land they love. Learn more..


Frackman the Movie

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 06:30 PM · $15.00 AUD
Robe Cinema in Robe, Australia

Frackman the Movie

Dayne Pratzky loved the quiet life on his rural block in central Queensland. Then the coal seam gas company arrived, and that changed everything. Legally he couldn’t stop them mining his land, but that didn’t mean he wouldn’t fight. And so began a David and Goliath battle against a $200 Billion industry. Along the way he found love, tragedy and triumph.

Frackman is like no other Australian film. It aims to spark a broad national conversation about the risks of our headlong rush into massive coal seam gas development. Five years in the making, it not only entertains and engages, it also gives audiences the tools to get involved in what is becoming the largest social movement our nation has seen in decades. It’s a deeply political film, but not the old style that is so badly failing us. This is the New Politics, bringing together old and young, city and country, conservative and progressive in a shared effort to prevent an environmental catastrophe. Can we imagine any other issue that would bring together the likes of Alan Jones and Bob Brown?
See it and find out why.



Three Southern Downs’ communities - Goomburra, Allora and Berat  - on the weekend overwhelmingly declared themselves coal mine and gasfield free at celebration at the historic Goomburra Hall. Comprehensive grassroots door-to-door surveys resulted in an average of 92 per cent of landholders agreeing that they wanted to live in coal...


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