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  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM · 48 rsvps
    Collaroy Beach

    Solar Powered Stage Event

    Solar not coal stage at Northern Beaches Music Festival

    Join us at this year's Northern Beaches Music Festival where we will be running a Solar Powered Stage alongside the Pittwater Knitting Nannas for Clean Energy and Lock The Gate Alliance featuring bands such as: Folk geniuses The Lurkers (Wollongong), all aboriginal family band Under The Weather (Walgett NSW) and pirate folk duo Scarlet's Revenge (Sydney). These bands will be playing on a solar powered stage and raising awareness about the risks of coal and gas expansion in NSW. We will also here from farmer Nicole Hunter from Coonabarrabran who has long opposed SANTOS' Narrabri Gas Project.

    The Northern Beaches Music Festival is a free family friendly event. All welcome.


  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 04:45 PM
    Collaroy Beach

    Coal Leaves Holes Action

    Join us this Saturday 22 October at 4:45 pm on Collaroy beach for our Coal Leaves Holes family friendly action to highlight the need for mine rehabilitation in NSW

    When NSW mega coal mines close we're going to be left with huge unfilled pits, combined larger than Sydney Harbour. 

    Bring your toy trucks, bucket and spade for this fun family photo opportunity! Help dig a "mega mining pit" hole on Collaroy beach, at the Southern end, near the Solar Stage at Northern Beaches Music Festival. Group photo at approx 5pm.
    Energy & Resource Insights research reveals a total of 45 pits, covering 6,050 hectares are either planned or approved for NSW. By comparison, Sydney Harbour covers an area of approximately 5,500hectares!


    These unrehabilitated pits will continue to pose
    environmental risk for decades, or even centuries, after a mine closes. Most of these unrehabilitated pits
    will be in the Hunter region, but six are planned and approved for the Namoi region, around the Liverpool

    The biggest of the approved unrehabilitated pits will be at Rio Tinto’s Warkworth mine. The pits left by that mine will cover 880 hectares – more than 800 football fields. BHP Billiton’s sprawling Mount Arthur mine near Muswellbrook will leave three voids behind, with a combined size of 700 hectares.

    More info:

  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 02:00 PM · 83 rsvps
    Greenwich Community Hall in Greenwich, Australia

    Farms or Coal Mines Public Forum


    WHAT: You are invited to join us for a delicious afternoon tea and a forum on the economics and legacy of coal and coal seam gas mining on our agricultural lands.

    WHEN: Sunday 23rd October at 2pm

    WHERE: Greenwich Community Hall, 46-48 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich

    NSW State Governments have continued to approve huge open cut coalmines on our farmland despite strong opposition from farmers and citizens. Victoria has banned fracking for coal seam gas but NSW is now offering new exploration licences to the CSG sector.

    There is rising concern that we need to protect our farmland for farming so that we have access to fresh locally grown food.

    What are the real economic benefits of coal mining and what will be coal's legacy for our land and our farming communities?

    Our presenters are experts in coal, energy &/or advocacy for locally grown food:

    * Tim Buckley - Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia, The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

    * Jayne Travers-Drapes - Founder Harvest Hub a social enterprise providing seasonal produce to local communities across Sydney.

    * George Woods - Environmentalist and NSW Coordinator forLock the Gate, a national coalition uniting people to protect our land, water and communities from unsafe mining.

    WHEN: Sunday 23rd October at 2pm

    WHERE: Greenwich Community Hall, 46-48 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich

    For more information:

    Phone Cathy 9817 4935 or Jann 8964 7805.Organised by the Lane Cove Coal & Gas Watch with support from Lock the Gate

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 07:30 PM · 43 rsvps
    Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club, Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach

    Stingray Sisters Bondi


    You are warmly invited to join Lock the Gate Alliance at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 November, at the Bondi SLSC for our 'Standing up for country' event.

    WATCH: A beautiful doco about 3 Arnhem Land sisters standing up to big oil and gas
    HEAR: Directly from the brave people of Bulga fighting a Rio Tinto coal mine in the Hunter.

    In the last part of this event, we'll sample some Hunter Valley wines (produced on vineyards threatened by the relentless expansion of open-cut coal mines) and meet like-minded residents from the Eastern suburbs.

    WHERE: Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach.
    WHEN: 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Wednesday 9 November


    The Stingray Sisters (watch the trailer here) is an eye-opening documentary series giving Australian audiences unparalleled access to life in a remote Aboriginal community, through the lens of three twenty-something sisters. 

    Here's how describes it:

    "Three sisters, raised in Brisbane, return to Arnhem Land to mount a fight against a major corporation threatening to destroy their land. Doesn’t exactly sound like the plot of a typical reality series, does it? But that’s exactly what makes new three-part doco Stringray Sisters a must-watch; it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before."

    On Wednesday night, we'll screen the first of this three part documentary, followed by a live Q&A via Skype with Stingray Sister, school teacher and Kunibídji woman - Alice Eather. 

    “I can fight for and speak for this country from Ndjúdda Point to the two islands. We are caretakers. I can’t imagine having oil rigs out there, roads coming in and out. That’s what I don’t want. That’s what mob here don’t want.” ALICE EATHER

    After Alice has answered your questions, we'll meet John Krey. 

    John lives in Hunter Valley village of Bulga, which is in a David and Goliath battle against one of the world’s coal-mining giants - Rio Tinto. The battle for Bulga is a story of trust and betrayal, injustice and heroism.

    Meet John. Hear his story.

    "The highest courts in New South Wales have rejected the Warkworth mine expansion for the same reasons we reject it. By siding with Rio Tinto to subvert the people’s victory in court, the government has crossed a line. Now we are the ones who will uphold fairness, protect the ridge and restore faith in organised community." Bulga Declaration

    See you on the 9th, in Bondi.


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