A David and Goliath battle is underway this week as the Nothdurft family heads to Brisbane from Chinchilla, for a Land Court hearing against QGC. Living in the middle of an industrial gas field the Nothdurft family are being exposed to excessive noise and air pollution that no one should have to live with.
For those of us living in the city it is almost impossible to understand the nightmare that living in a gas field can be for families. So it is important to put ourselves in their shoes and show support where we can.
Attend the court to support the Nothdurft family at their hearing. Please dress appropriately for court. We will take a photo out the front of the court and then head in for the beginning of the hearing.
We will meet at 9:30am for a photo and then head in at 9:45am for a 10am start.
Thank you for your RSVP to the planning session for the exciting Wide Bay Burnett Water4Life Ride, to help protect our beautiful region from unconventional gasfields.
It’s all on the line this election – our food and water, our health, our thriving agricultural industries.
Imagine a Queensland where our government and MPs listens to the voices of Queensland communities over mining companies. A Queensland where long term protections are in place to ensure our water, food and air is free from pollution.
Come an join us for a community picnic to find out what Lock the Gate has planned in your area for this upcoming election and how you can get involved.
The mining billionaires have been drowning out the voices of ordinary Queenslanders for too long and they now risk the Great Artesian Basin, the Fraser Coast, the Darling Downs and the Outback Channel Country. Our government needs to listen to the voices of Queenslanders and stop allowing mining giants to undermine our democracy.
This will be a fun family friendly event with lots of delicious food, light entertainment and games to play. Feel free to bring along the whole family and a plate to share.
Interested in helping out with the Lock the Gate but can't make it to the picnic? Sign up here.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
The Lock the Gate movement has been a highly successful movement against coal and gas in Australia. It has built and supported hundreds of communities to stop coal and gas. Here is QLD we have a long way to go before we have long term protections in place to ensure our water, food and air is free from pollution. We need to build a stronger and more powerful movement on South East Queensland to make our voices heard.
Community organising can help us do that. This workshop will cover the basics of community organising, a workshop on how to build, empower and connect people and groups to take collective action towards the future we what to see.
We will go over:
- Learnings and successes from Lock the Gate
- Balancing online and offline organising
- How to get people to come to your events
- How to develop groups
- As a group we will develop some ideas to build the movement in Brisbane
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about it.