Our Land: Our best food-producing lands and our finest natural areas are at risk from inappropriate coal and gas mining. The mining expansion that is planned is unlike anything this country has ever seen before. Coal and gas exploration licences have been granted for almost the entire continent and there are plans to double our coal exports and become the biggest gas exporter in the world.
Our Water: On the driest continent on earth, water is our most precious resource. Despite this, the current mining boom is putting at risk our drinking water catchments, our underground water resources, and our rivers and wetlands.
Our Future: The well-being of communities is put at risk by invasive coal and gas mining, with pollution of air and water leading to illnesses and poor health outcomes. Mines encroach on towns and villages, harming quality of life, devaluing properties and destroying and dividing communities. Other industries such as agriculture and tourism face labour shortages and rising costs whilst losing land and assets to mining.
Our Communities: Faced with the extraordinary capture of our governments by the mining industry and enmeshed in a struggle against many of the largest companies in the world, communities have chosen grace under fire and displayed incredible courage, integrity and imagination. Against all the odds people are taking back their power and peacefully building the greatest social movement this country has ever seen.