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  • Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM through August 17, 2018 · 13 rsvps
    Across New South Wales

    People's Referendum- Ballot Blitz

    During August, we are holding a “Ballot Blitz” as people across New South Wales cast their ballots in the People’s Referendum on Coal and Gas.

    We’re aiming to have 20,000 people cast their ballot to protect land and water from coal and CSG mining six months before the NSW state election in March 2019 and need you to help us get there.

    Cast your own vote in the People’s Referendum and join our ballot blitz and collect 100 ballots from friends, family and neighbours.

    RSVP below to let us know you're in, and we’ll be in touch with all the info. you need to be part of the Ballot Blitz.


  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 15 rsvps
    Coogee NSW Blitz

    Referendum Blitz Coogee


    Would you like to help collect votes in the first ever People's Referendum on Coal and Gas?

    In the electorate of Coogee, we're encouraging locals to vote between during our People's Referendum Vote Blitz.

    Can you join us? Please RSVP below and we'll call you to make your experience gathering Referendum votes fun and easy.

    We're hoping you can get at least 20 friends and family to vote in the blitz in the next two weeks.

    We're also going to be out and about at bus stops, cafes, shopping centres, stalls and more, and we've love to have you involved in that as well.

    With a state election due in March 2019, it’s time to carve out our own positive future. Our time to choose: clean food, clean water and clean energy!

    Please RSVP below to do your bit getting 20 votes in the referendum and to get more involved in the Coogee Vote Blitz.  We'll be in touch with all the information you need to get started!

    When:     From Sunday 22nd July until Sunday 5th August

    Where:    Coogee electorate

    Time:       Anytime that suits you.

    Go forward the #T2C Blitz Team, shine on! 

    James Stanton-Cooke

    Lock the Gate Sydney

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM through July 27, 2018

    Pipe Dreams, Fractured Lives WA tour

    Lock The Gate presents these Q&A screenings of Pipe Dreams - Fractured Lives in Western Australia.

    Tuesday 24th of July at 6:30pm at Luna on SX Fremantle:

    Wednesday 25th of July at 6:30pm at Ace Cinemas Midland:

    Thursday 26th of July at 6:00pm at Orana Cinemas Geraldton:

    The film will be introduced by farmer and filmmaker David Smith who will also take questions after the film.

    What if your government is risking the health of your family for quick cash?
    Join an Aussie farmer, tired of political spin, as he takes on a fact-finding mission into the effects of Fracking. His inspiring journey takes him from the southern point of country South Australia to Northern Australia and across the world to the USA. Hear the stories of everyday people speaking out to give you an insight into this industry as well as the science from world experts.

    We all want fresh air, clean water and food that is safe for our family. See why this has the potential to impact us all.

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 08:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    Out the Front of the Sofitel in Brisbane, Australia

    Join the Sadies at the Mining Rehab Conference

    Get your brooms and your vocal chords ready for a fun action with the Sadies out the front of the life of mines conference. A couple of weeks ago we delivered clean up notices to MP's in Brisbane to fix the mining rehab bill and make sure mining giants have to clean up their mess. 

    Now, is our chance to deliver the orders directly to companies responsible for the mess.   

    Mining giants are holding this ‘Life of Mine’ conference in Brisbane, where they will be spruiking their ‘environmental performance’ and talking about ‘sustainability outcomes’.

    But we’ll be there to tell them they can’t paper over the gaping holes they are leaving in Queensland with fancy words and motherhood statements.

    You don’t need to be a Sadie to get involved - come along and make your presence felt, and get involved handing out info on the real facts about mine rehabilitation in Queensland.

    Let's end the toxic legacy of mining in Queensland.



  • Sunday, August 05, 2018 at 01:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Meet at Tamarama Beach picnic area

    Tamarama doorknock

    Tamarama, do you think the future of NSW rests with more coal and gas mining, or with renewable energy?

    We'd like to know what you think, which is why we're going to be knocking on your door on Sunday 5 August.

    Did you know eleven new and expanding coal mines in NSW will produce more coal, use more water and occupy more land than Adani’s mega-mine in Queensland?

    Did you know there’s a new 850 well coal seam gasfield proposed in the Pilliga forest and surrounding farmland near Narrabri?

    These mining projects are proposed in some of our state’s most precious places, in the drinking water catchments of Sydney and on the rich horse-breeding and wine-growing regions of the Hunter Valley, and in our foodbowl on the Liverpool Plains.

    It sounds grim, but the good news is, there’s something we can do about it.

    There’s a NSW state election coming up in March 2019 and that means politicians competing for Coogee electorate's vote are listening a little more closely to what people like you are saying.

    That’s why we're door knocking Tamarama, so we can tally the results and communicate them to local politicians.

    If we want a future with clean energy, productive farms, clean water and thriving communities we’ve got to make this coming NSW state election a turning point. 

    So why not join our community survey at 2pm, on Sunday 5 August?

    We'll meet at Tamarama Beach picnic area at 1pm for lunch. There'll be briefing at 1.30pm, and then we'll door knock from 2pm-4pm. 





  • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    The Robin Hood Hotel in Sydney, Australia

    POLITICS IN THE PUB – a giant coal company and the last man standing

    This is a unique social event. A one-off 'politics in the pub' looking at big coal’s impact on the Bylong Valley and the village of Wollar.

    Meet Bev Smiles from Wollar - a tiny village in the central-west of NSW which has become the unlikely site of a David-and-Goliath battle with American coal-mining giant Peabody.

    Hear from Bev about what has happened to her community and to her mate Colin, who is refusing to sell his home to a massive mining company. Hear how despite the coal mine decimating Wollar – reducing the population of a once vibrant community by 80% since 2006 - there is now hope that the town of can be revived, beginning with a $450M solar farm.

    On the night, you'll also meet Warwick Pearse, a landholder from the Bylong Valley.

    The gorgeous Bylong Valley is right next door to Wollar. It's landscape is heritage-listed and was voted into the top 10 drives in Australia, it has some of the best soil in NSW, and it also has significant Wiradjuri sites. On top of that, it's the birthplace of the globally renowned Natural Sequence Farming method, recognised by the United Nations. Despite all of these attributes, Korean coal miner KEPCO wants to dig a huge coal mine into the landscape. 

    Wollar and the Bylong Valley are fighting an existential battle with coal.

    Come to the Robin Hood Hotel, share a drink with Bev and Warwick and have a chat about what we - as city people - can do to help our country cousins protect their homes.




  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 07:30 AM · 5 rsvps
    Martin Place in Sydney, Australia

    City2Surf #Time2Choose Fun Run


    Team #Time2Choose City2Surf Sydney

    Run, jog or walk in the world’s largest fun run, the City2Surf and help us raise $28,000 to fund our #Time2Choose campaign for renewables, Sunday 12th August, 2018.

    Here at Lock The Gate we are putting our running shoes on to raise the urgent attention to the NSW public that it is #Time2Choose renewables and leave harmful coal and gas in the ground.

    In 2018 our goal is to build a strong team of eager participants who are willing to run, jog or walk the 14km Fun Run to keep farmland and precious water free from coal and gas pollution. It’s #Time2Choose clean food and renewable energy.

    We would love for you to join us in the race against time for protecting our farm land, our water, our air, our future.  Click here now to enter and join our team.

    • City2Surf charge $67 per person to register for the run
    • Fundraising for Lock the Gate happens when you ask your friends to sponsor your walk, jog or run as part of the #Time2Choose team
    • City2Surf recommend a 10-week training plan for people who have not run the event before. Sign up before Sunday 3 June if you would like to organise your training to this plan.

    Can’t walk but want to join us on the morning? We need numbers for a pre-race photo shoot at Martin Place and setting up #Time2Choose water stations throughout the race. Email for further information.

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 06:30 PM · $10.00 AUD · 2 rsvps
    Bronte Surf Life Saving Club in Sydney, Australia

    Bentley Effect Bronte

    Join us at the Bronte SLSC to watch this inspiring film and to meet the director.

    With NSW bracing for a decision on the Narrabri Gas Project, now more than ever we need to hear the story about how the NSW Northern Rivers community triumphed in their battle against invasive gasfields.

    Community screening of award-winning documentary with a welcome by Randwick City Council Mayor Lindsay Shurey, followed by Q&A with director Brendan Shoebridge.

    Watch the trailer here.


    **Please note that children under the age of 15 are able to attend free of charge. We do need to know the numbers in advance so after you have purchased the adult tickets you will be you will be asked how many children will be attending with you**


  • Saturday, September 01, 2018 at 08:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    Coogee Oval Brook Street, Coogee

    Taste Of Coogee Festival

    Can you volunteer for Lock The Gate at our first ever Taste of Coogee Festival? We are expecting 100,000 people over the two day event on the 1st and 2nd of September and we need your help!

    Please RSVP below to volunteer for our #Time2Choose stall.

    We encourage each volunteer to do a shift for 2 hours and enjoy the festival for the rest of the day. (You are most welcome to do more hours or shifts over the course of the two days if you like).

    Please RSVP below, and let's show Coogee that it's #Time2Choose.

    To discuss a time to volunteer that suits you best, please call Jimmy on 0449 016 327.

    When:     Saturday 1st -Sunday 2nd September 

    Where:    Coogee Oval Brook Street, Coogee

    Time:       Saturday 8.30am am - 8.30pm

                    Sunday 8.30am - 6.30pm 

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    VENUE: kitchen tables in private homes across the electorate of Coogee

    Eat, chat, vote - a #Time2Choose dinner

    On Saturday 15 September invite your friends to join you at your place for Eat, Chat, Vote – a #Time2Choose dinner party.










    Sign up here to let us know you're hosting a #Time2Choose dinner.

    Take easy actions on the night to protect farmland and water from coal mines and invasive gasfields:

    • Cook dinner for your friends: we’ll provide recipe ideas and an opportunity to buy great produce and wine sourced from regions of NSW threatened by invasive gasfields and coal mines

    • Dial into a 10-min phone conference on the night to hear from mining-affected community reps how coal seam gas and new coal mines are threatening Sydney’s drinking water, the Bylong Valley and the NSW North West.

    • Take action on the night: email your MP, share the campaign on Facebook and ask your friends and family to vote in the Peoples’ Referendum on Coal and Gas.




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