The floodplains of the Lake Eyre Basin are in trouble. In the late 1990s the floodplains were protected from the ravages of cotton irrigation, but now they face another threat - gas fracking.
These floodplains are some of the last free flowing rivers in the world - a unique arid river system that bursts to life after rain. Its also home to much of Queensland's prized organic beef industry.
Over successive elections, the Queensland Labour government promised to protect the floodplains, and a decision is finally due on this issue before the end of 2022. But the gas industry is pushing back hard. They want to frack the floodplains to extract some of the dirtiest gas in Australia.
On September 14th we'll be walking through the city from the Brisbane River at the Botanic Gardens to Parliament House calling for the protection of the rivers of the Lake Eyre Basin.
At this crafternoon we'll create a beautiful river from recycled fabric as well as placards and signs signifying the precious wildlife of the Lake Eyre Basin. Will you join us?