Join the Sydney Vigil for George Bender at Origin Energy's AGM
Last week many Australians were shocked to hear that Queensland cotton farmer George Bender had taken his own life.
George was under extreme pressure from Origin Energy who are expanding their CSG gasfield near Chinchilla and wanted to drill 18 gas wells on George’s property.
George had refused to sign an agreement with them for these wells and Origin were threatening to take him to court to force the wells on him.
George had already lost 2 bores due to CSG operations impacting on his water source. He was located in the middle of the contamination zone from the Linc Energy underground coal gasification project.
We are devastated to have lost George, and heartbroken for his family. We will be holding vigils across the country this week to pay our deepest respects to George and his family, to honour his memory, and to say ‘never again’.
Never again should a multi-national mining giant and a government join together to deprive landholders of hope and take away their rights
Never again should a family be driven beyond despair in the pursuit of multi-national profits.
Can you join us at the Sydney vigil for George Bender on Wednesday out the front of Origin Energy’s Annual General Meeting in Sydney? You can see the full details here:
Sydney Vigil for George Bender
9.30am, Wednesday 21st October
Outside Origin Energy’s AGM, The Westin Hotel, 1 Martin Place, Sydney (Near corner of George Street and Martin Place)
Closest train station Wynyard Station.