Not long after he became Prime Minister, Tony Abbott visited Tara, where families have been living among industrial coal seam gasfields in rural Queensland.
While there, local mother Debbie Orr said Mr Abbott promised her that it wouldn't happen again that a gas well is built so close to residential areas, that CSG mining ''should never be allowed in residential areas'" and that "nobody should be forced to have a gas well on their property."
More than a year later, he still hasn't delivered on that commitment. Landholders still don't have the right to say no, coal seam gas is still allowed near some homes, including in Camden and Gloucester, and there are still no health impact assessments for new gasfields.
Two wonderful women who live near Chinchilla in Qld are coming down to deliver the petition. Mum of 11, Narelle Nothdurft, and Hopeland farmer Shay Dougall will join Danielle Hodges from Camden to jump on the ferry over to Manly and put their case for a fair go for their families and friends, and for communities all around the country. Senator Glenn Lazarus will join Shay, Narelle, Danielle and local supporters in Manly to deliver this petition and ask PM for a fair go and the right to say no to coal seam gas. If you haven't signed the petition yet, get onto it, this is your last chance!