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Protecting our Heritage, Embracing the Future

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 04:00 PM · $130.00 AUD
Ivory's Rock in Peak Crossing,, Australia

Protecting our Heritage. Embracing the future is the second national gathering of the community movement beyond coal and gas.  Bringing together people from one end of Australia to the other, it will be a rare and important opportunity for communities to share experiences and to learn from one another.

Lock the Gate is a partner of this event. For more information see the official website here:

QLD People's Bill Debate

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 06:00 PM
South Brisbane Sailing Club in West End, Australia
The Queensland People's Bill debate will be held at South Brisbane Sailing Club on October 28. Come along to our serious fun debate to bring back fairness to Queensland's political system. Mining giants and multi-national corporations have so much influence over our government that families and communities are no longer getting a fair go. Food, water, air quality and communities are at risk from unsafe and inappropriate coal and gas mining. It’s time to bring back democracy for all.


WHAT: Second reading debate of the People's Common Rights & Provisions Bill 2014 (The People's Bill)
WHO: You, the people and guest appearances by some of Qld's "favourite" politicians
INCLUDES: Light supper presented by Three Bowls Cafe with vege and gluten free options available

Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on the night

Cost $25 pp and numbers are strictly limited. To RSVP and purchase tickets visit

Sydney volunteers evening

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 06:00 PM · 16 rsvps
71 George Street Redfern

We're holding a volunteers meeting on Wednesday 29 October at 6pm at 71 George Street Redfern (a short walk from Redfern Station). We are looking for volunteers to help out with some big events that will be happening in Sydney throughout November to raise awareness about irresponsible coal and gas mining damaging water resources, special bushland, homes and farmland. We would love to meet you there.

Will you come? 

Bridging the divide – food justice in rural and urban Queensland

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 08:30 AM · 3 rsvps
Griffith University EcoCentre in Nathan, Australia

Free one day symposium that explores current issues affecting our food, land and water.

Speakers include key members of the Lock the Gate movement including:

Drew Hutton, President, Lock the Gate Alliance
Annette Hutchins, Bridging the Divide
Jo Hill, Bulliac Angus Cattle Stud, Miles
Rob and Sally McCreath, Friends of Felton

Michelle Maloney, Australian Earth Laws Alliance

...and many more inspiring speakers covering topics surrounding food justice, food and water security, health, and community responses.

For more information visit the AELA website here: and spread the word via facebook here:

Island Vibe Festival

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Home Beach in Stradbroke Island, Australia

Retaining its reputation as the finest reggae, soul and dub event in Australia, Island Vibes Festival returns for its 9th year! With a strong eco and cultural focus, and unparalleled by any Australian festival in its location and reputation, Island Vibe is held at the magnificent beachside location of Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island – or Minjerribah as it is known to the Quandamooka people indigenous to the region. The second largest sand island in the world, Minjerribah is renowned world-wide for its beaches, beauty and chilled atmosphere.

Island Vibe Festival itself spans 3 glorious spring days at the end of the whale migration season, playing host to over 80 bands, DJs, dance and circus acts from around Australia, the Pacific and beyond.

Lock the Gate Alliance will be holding a stall at this years event as well as an informative workshop at 5.45pm on the Sunday.

Tickets and event information can be found at


My Year Without Matches - Fundraiser

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Goanna Bakery and Cafe in Lismore, Australia

Burnt out by her job as an environmental campaigner, Claire Dunn embarked on a year-long immersion in the bush, learning wilderness survival skills and apprenticing herself to the teachings of the earth. Trapping food, making fire with sticks and building her own shelter, as Claire discovered the wilds around her, so too did she explore the wilds within, undergoing a 'rewilding' of soul. My Year Without Matches - by Claire Dunn is the memoir of that journey. 

Join Claire Dunn in conversation with Ruth Rosenhek - environmental activist, psychotherapist, gardener and wild 'deep ecology' explorer. 

Tunes by Jarrah and Terri Nicholson. Q&A and book signings to follow.

Venue: Goanna Bakery, Keen Street, Lismore

Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start.

Cost: This event is a fundraiser for Lock the Gate National. Suggested donation of $7 upwards. 

Soup and supper yummies by the Dharmananda crew available for purchase. 

Please RSVP on the Facebook page by clicking here

Rock the Gate

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 03:00 PM · $78.60 AUD
Enmore Theatre, Newtown

UPLIFT in association with Lock the Gate is excited to announce Australia’s biggest concert to support rural communities uniting to protect their farmlands from fracking and unconventional gas mining.

Buy a ticket here and see the great line up of Australian music and come along to Newtown for this unmissable event.



HCRA Christmas Barbecue

Friday, December 05, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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.


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