Narrabri coal seam gas – where are we up to? @Ppl4Plains reports #Pilliga and #LockTheGate

For over ten years, the threat of a gasfield in the Pilliga State Forest to the south of Narrabri has hung over our heads. People for the Plains is a local group that first gathered in 2013 to educate ourselves and the broader community about the gasfield threats and I have been part of that […]

Santos Chairman admits business plan assumes 4C #globalwarming reports @takvera

It was revealed at Santos AGM in Adelaide on 4 May 2017 by Chairman Peter Coates that the company business plan is based upon a 4 degrees temperature rise scenario from climate change. This is at odds with commitments outlined in a statement on climate risk disclosure in April to investors. Santos Chairman Peter Coates […]

Fracking, Western Power privatisation issues as Western Australia goes to the polls #WAvotes – @takvera

Fracking is in it’s relative infancy in Western Australia, but is at the stage where it could be substantially expanded to encompass the Kimberley, the grain belt and south-west. Author Tim Winton has made an impassioned plea in the lead up to the Western Australian state election due to be held on 11 March, on […]

Community campaign wins permanent #fracking ban in Victoria reports @takvera

To ensure it’s clean green reputation of it’s agricultural sector, and to guarantee the health of rural farming communities Victoria became the first Australian state officially banning fracking. It was motivated by a strong community lead campaign for a ban on gas exploration from 2011. Legislation was passed in the Victorian Legislative Council, the upper […]

Part 7 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.

Occupation of #Santos #Pilliga #CSG site by traditional owners, local farmers reports @takvera

Santos plans for a Coal seam gas field in the Pilliga region of western NSW has met stiff opposition from local farmers and traditional owners. A Santos test site was occupied today by 120 people in a mass civil disobedience action. 120 people joined traditional owners from the Gamilaraay / Gomeroi mob in occupying the […]

French Oil giant Total accused of #climate crimes against humanity reports @takvera #COP21

Paris: Climate activists this morning targeted the head office of French petroleum firm Total and accused them of crimes against humanity due to greenhouse gases destroying the climate. The CEO of Total, Mr Patrick Pouyanné, was cited in a convocation of ‘criminal’ climate practices of his company. The protest action was organised by Action Non […]

The 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Blogging the week in Queensland politics. Table of contents 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan. (May 2, 2015) – Released: Qld Integrity Commissioner advice to LNP Ray Stevens. (May 1, 2015) – All Labor’s fault. (April 30, 2015) – $70 million ‘Strong Choices’ bill. (April 29, 2015) – Newman and Seeney drop Alan Jones defamation case. (April […]

Rise of the 55th, death to the Dixer – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Rise of the 55th Queensland Parliament. (March 27, 2015) – Question time. (March 26, 2015) – Vote of confidence. (March 25, 2015) – Opening day. (March 24, 2015) – Speaker elected. (March 23, 2015) – Death of the Dixer. (March 22, 2015) – Reef plan not good enough. Blogging the week Check back with us […]

Pt 6 of the Qld election blog for 2015 – Polling and results #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part six of the Queensland election coverage for 2015. The below entries cover the period from January 31 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt 2 […]