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Newcastle coal and gas action group meeting

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Hunter Community Environment Centre

Want to get involved in coal and gas protests, activism and action in the Hunter region? Curious about what Lock the Gate does? Got a few hours a week to spare to help communities facing inappropriate mining? Come along to the first of our fortnightly coal and gas action group meetings. 

HCRA Christmas Barbecue

Friday, December 05, 2014 at 12:00 PM · 19 rsvps
River Flats Estate



It's been another big year in the Hunter for the brave communities taking on coal and gas. The mining companies are on the defensive, struggling to maintain their social licence to operate, and resorting to ever more shrill and desperate attacks on those who value clean air, clean water, and liveable communities over profits.

Join us at the beautiful River Flats Estate on the Wollembi Brook, to celebrate our achievements, reflect on our losses, and kick around some ideas about how we can make 2015 a landmark year for the community's battle against coal and gas.

Newcomers encouraged.

**Special guests**
Phil Laird, Lock The Gate's national coordinator
And more tbc

Friday 5th December
5 – 8pm
River Flats Estate - 530 Wollembi Road, Broke
Food and drink available by donation.

The Hunter Central River Alliance includes over 40 local groups around the region working together to protect communities and the environment from coal and gas mining.


Gig against Gas Melbourne

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 08:00 PM · $10.00 AUD · 2 rsvps
The John Curtin Hotel in Melbourne, Australia
benefit_poster_2014_sfl-2.jpgLock the Gate Melbourne presents a line up that will crack the earth beneath you as Tek Tek Ensemble and Sugar Fed Leopards pump an exotic soul boogaloo fury into the dance floor to extract dance moves and raise awareness of the dangers of Coal Seam Gas mining. 

Hosted by Yana Alana, with guest speaker Cam Walker this gig is on Thursday December 11th at the John Curtin Hotel in Carlton. 

Tickets $10 presale or $15 at the door. 
Doors at 8pm 

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Rally for Bulga!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 08:00 AM · 27 rsvps
Singleton Heights Diggers Club

In April 2013 the NSW Land and Environment Court rejected Rio Tinto's bid to bring its Warkworth open cut coal mine up to the edge of the village of Bulga, in the Hunter Valley. There were jubilation and tears of relief from Bulga residents, who had fought a long and determined campaign to save their community from coal.

Rio Tinto appealed the case to the Supreme Court. They lost again. Both times, the judges ruled that expanding the Warkworth coal mine would do more harm than good, not just for Bulga but for the whole of NSW.

Now, the NSW Government is trying to approve the project again, and this time they won't let it near a court room. Rio Tinto have rebadged and resubmitted their Warkworth mine plans, and the Planning Department has recommended approval. On 18th December, the NSW Planning Assessment Commission will hold a public hearing in Singleton to consider the latest proposal to expand the Warkworth coal mine.

It's time the NSW Government stood with communities, not coal companies. Join the residents of Bulga as they rally for fairness, justice, and the rule of law.

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