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  • commented on Call your MP 2020-09-15 15:38:41 +1000
    Answered by a staff member, I was directed to email a message to Matt Thistlethwaite which I did. I could not get through to Josh Frydenburg.

    Stop the Gas Attack

    The Australian Government has announced plans to hand over millions of taxpayer dollars to the gas industry for big new fracking gas pipelines and gas infrastructure.

    Our Federal decision makers need to hear from you. We can’t have them getting all their advice from the gas industry and miss out on hearing your voice.


    Go to the Parliament of Australia website – enter your postcode to find your MP’s contact details.


    - I’m concerned the Federal Government giving taxpayer money to the gas industry.

    - We should NOT be paying for gas industry pipelines, infrastructure or buying gas directly from new fracked gasfields. The Queensland Hunter Gas Pipeline, NT Beetaloo Fracking Pipeline and Bowen Basin pipeline would put farmers and Traditional Owners at risk. 

    - Gas is a bad investment. Our money mustn’t prop up the gas industry, putting farmers and regional communities in the firing line for new gasfields and fracking. 

    - There are more jobs and opportunities supporting manufacturing and agribusiness to electrify and use renewable energy. We can and must switch away from gas.

    - Help homes and small business install renewables, get energy efficient, and invest in storage. We can’t support gas and fracking gasfields and longer.

    Tips for calling:

    • Call the Electorate Office number 
    • Be polite, friendly and calm. You will probably speak to a staffer, ask them to take down your message.
    • Introduce yourself, mention you live in your MP's electorate and tell them your concerns about gas and support for renewables.

    CALL & EMAIL TREASURER JOSH FRYDENBURG TOO       PH: (02) 6277 7340          EMAIL

    Thanks for reminding our government to represent all of our interests, not just the gas industry. 

    Share this page to encourage your friends to call and email too! 

    Your feedback is valuable and helps us to follow up with your MP. Please leave a comment below and tell us how you went.


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  • signed Renewables-led Recovery 2020-08-18 13:55:06 +1000

    Tell the federal government that we want a renewables-led recovery

    We know that we need renewables NOT gas for a sustainable, healthy future for our communities, our environment AND our economy. 

    We can't let our government keep propping up this destructive industry. It’s time we invested our money wisely on safe and sustainable industries, and towards a clean energy future.

    Tell the federal government that we want a renewables-led recovery!


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  • donated 2019-12-03 08:02:31 +1100

    Protect Australia's land and water from reckless coal and gas mining!

    Your financial contribution will go directly to the front line of communities working hard to protect this amazing country.


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  • signed Stop Origin Fracking the NT 2019-05-14 14:32:18 +1000

    Stop Origin Fracking the NT

    Origin Energy are lining up to frack the Northern Territory this year, and in the firing line are some magical places, including recharge zones of Mataranka Hot Springs.

    Traditional Owners have told us that Origin Energy has ignored their concerns about fracking and not properly laid out the risks involved.

    Fracking the NT would be a disaster for the landscape, communities and waterways. Plus it would unleash massive emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas, and fuel global warming.

    We need to build a powerful movement of people willing to spread the word and take on Origin at every level, from their head offices to their board rooms.

    6,317 signatures


    I will stand up and be a part of the massive people-powered movement to stop Origin Energy’s plans to frack the Territory.

    Sign the pledge here and help stop Origin.

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  • posted about Time To Choose on Facebook 2017-06-21 16:26:32 +1000
    I just signed up to visit my local MP on behalf of Lock the Gate Alliance. Will you join me? Protect land & water.

    #Time2Choose: Visit Your Local MP


    In NSW right now, we're at a crucial cross-roads.  It's a stark choice - will we choose more damaging coal and gas mining, or will we choose clean food, clean air and clean energy?

    We need members of parliament to know that we're demanding better choices for NSW.

    Are you willing to meet your MP?

    Let us know where you are, and give us your phone number, and we’ll give you a call to talk through the details.

    Here’s the simple choice we’re asking them to make for New South Wales. Will they support our vision to:

    1. Promote health and prosperity through agriculture and reliable clean energy
    2. Protect communities, including Indigenous communities, and give them legal rights to object to mining
    3. Protect important farmland, catchments and water resources from risky coal mining
    4. Stop mining and exploration for unconventional gas (like CSG)

    Will your local member make this choice for NSW’s future?




  • commented on Time to kill off Wallarah 2 coal project: Alliance 2016-09-05 18:11:30 +1000
    I absolutely agree with this post. This coal mine is anti-social, it will be bad for the enviromment, water sources, and for the health of many thousands of people.
  • signed Mine Rehab Petition 2016-08-30 09:13:26 +1000

    Make Coal Giants Pay for Mine Clean-Up

    Our new report – Abandoned Mines in Queensland: Toxic Time-bomb or Employment Opportunity? – calls for big mining companies to cover the cost of rehabilitating the State’s abandoned mines and estimates that this would generate 6000 jobs in regional Queensland!

    There are too many large abandoned mines, and the full cost of cleaning them up is too large and should not fall on taxpayers. If mines are levied to pay for the clean up, they can also create jobs in the process.

    Why should we miss out on hundreds of schools and hospitals because we’re footing the bill for the mess left behind by irresponsible mining companies?



    9,424 signatures

    We call on the NSW and Queensland Premiers to strengthen weak mining laws and force companies to honour their obligations to rehabilitate their mines. The following needs to be done:

    1. Increase the required deposit to cover rehabilitation costs
    2. Require all future mines to backfill their mining pits and protect water resources
    3. Establish an independent authority to monitor and enforce mine rehabilitation
    4. Penalise companies who breach rehabilitation requirements.

    Together we can ensure that the mining industry is held to account and that our land and water resources are protected against abandoned mines.

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  • signed up on Join 2016-03-31 13:54:18 +1100

    Join the Movement

    Will you join potato farmers in north west New South Wales, foodies in Brisbane, dairy farmers in Gippsland, Traditional Owners in the Gulf, wheat farmers in WA's breadbowl, cattlemen from the Territory, surfers from Sydney and even coal miners from the Hunter Valley in being part of the extraordinary movement to protect Australia's wide brown beauty, rich farmland, ancient culture and unique wildlife from damage by unconventional gas and coal mining?

    Whoever you are, there's a place for you. Please join us!

    Sign up

  • Call to Premier's Office, apparently successful.

    Needed to persuade the staffer to take a message, had a good 5 minutes conversation and she promised to add my name to the list. She asked me where all these phone calls were coming from, I told her from the farming community, although I Live in a city, I support the farmers and care about the land, water and environment.


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