Monday 9 July 2018

Events 2018

Every Friday - Sydney Knitting Nannas & Friends Vigil
11am - 1pm 52 Martin Place, Sydney

August 8 Wednesday - Water is Life Contamination is Death Action
12 noon to 1pm - 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney

August 12 Sunday - City to Surf
Gabrielle Upton's office - 330 New South Head Road in Double Bay shopping precinct (train to Edgecliff and walk down hill to Double Bay or
Malcolm Turnbull's office - 287-289 New South Head Road Edgecliff - close to Edgecliff Station.
10.50am the road is blocked off to Double Bay but you should be able to get from the station to Turnbulls office all day. Check the course details at

August 15 Wednesday - Defend Your Right to Protest
8.30 - 10.30 outside NSW Parliament

August 15 Wednesday - Coal Seam Gas & Public Health Conference
2pm - 8.30pm Crossing Theatre Narrabri
Limited free accommodation available.
Kathy going

August 21 - 23 Tuesday to Thursday - Agquip
Join Knitting Nannas from Northern Rivers

August 22 Wednesday - The Bentley Effect 
6.30 to 9.30pm Bronte Surf Life Saving Club

August 24 Friday - Bushdance for the Pilliga

September 1 Saturday - Taste of Coogee Festival
8am Coogee Oval, Brook Street

September 7-9 - Knitting Nanna's Conference
Glen Rock Scout Camp, Rifle Road, Whitebridge

September 15 Saturday - Koala Fest Kurrajong
10am - 2pm Memorial Park

October 21 Sunday - Marrickville Festival

October 25 Thursday APA AGM

November 2-4 Friday - Sunday Spring into Pilliga

NSW Ministers offices
Gladys Berejiklian - Premier - 280 Willoughby Road, Naremburn
Niall Blair - Minister for Primary Industries MLC - 52 Martin Place - entrance Phillip St
Don Harwin - Minister for Resources, MLC - 52 Martin Place - entrance Phillip St
Anthony Roberts - Minister for Planning, 215 Victoria Road, Gladesville
Gabrielle Upton - Minister for the Environment, 330 New South Head Rd, Double Bay
Brad Hazzard - Minister for Health, 637-641 Pittwater Road, Dee Why
Matthew Kean - Minister for Innovation & Regulation, 25-29 Hunter Street, Hornsby
Planning Department - 320 Pitt St

Marginal Seats Liberal
Glen Brooks - East Hills, 20 Reevsby Place, Reevesby
Noltey Smith - Coogee
Stuart Ayres - Penrith

Luke Foley - Auburn - 92 Parramatta Rd, Lidcombe
Adam Searle - MLC - Shadow Minister for Industry, Resources & Energy -Parliament House
Michael Daly - Shadow Minister for Planning, 806 Anzac Parade Maroubra
Penny Sharpe - MLC Shadow Minister for Environment - Parliament House
Mick Veitch - MLC Shadow Minister for Primary Industries - Parliament House
Chris Minns - Shadow Minister for Water, 22- 24 Regent Street Kogara

Marginal Seats Labour
Jodi McKay - Strathfield - 36 - 38 Victoria St, Burwood
Julia Finn - Granville - 160 Merrylands Rd, Merrylands
Steve Kamper - Rockdale - 478 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Dr Hugh McDermott - Prospect - 679 The Horsely Drive Smithfield

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Will you help us to save your EDO?

After nearly 30 years of helping the people of NSW to protect their environment and heritage under the law, EDO NSW faces an unprecedented threat to its survival and we need your help to ensure we can continue to assist you in public interest environmental matters. Please read on to better understand the problem and what you can do to help.

Friday 14 September 2012

Groundwater depletion as El Nino returns

The Liberal Party may have a clever media strategy but broken promises will not be ignored; the Green’s Jeremy Buckingham reports on a Frack Finding Tour of the US; and as the NSW government gives mining companies permission to deplete our groundwater is El Nino back?

Thursday 13 September 2012

Responsible Mining Bill

The Green’s Responsible Mining Bill aims to empower councils to make the final decision about mining and gas development and to introduce no-go zones where mining, gas and other extractive industries will not be permitted including

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Licence renewals, Strategic Land Use Policy released

Dart Energy's PEL 460 which covers the southern area of Putty has now been offered for renewal by the NSW Government along with many other expired petroleum exploration licences. The government has also quietly released the final version of the Strategic Land Use Policy.

Friday 7 September 2012

Court interrupts Fullerton Cove drilling

Fullerton Cove NSW courtesy of Callum Rigby
A COURT has ordered Dart Energy to temporarily halt test drilling for coal seam gas (CSG) at Fullerton Cove, near Newcastle, but the energy firm says it may still be able to keep to its timetable. Fullerton Cove residents applied to the Land and Environment Court for a temporary injunction to stop drilling at the site as they prepare for a court battle in which they will try to have the project spiked altogether.

Wednesday 5 September 2012

CSIRO rejects mining industry claims about CSG

Gas well at Camden
CSIRO rejects the claim made in a television commercial aired on Sunday 2 September that ‘CSIRO [and government studies] have shown that groundwater is safe with coal seam gas’.

At no time has CSIRO made such a statement, and nor do the results of CSIRO research support such a statement.

Wednesday 18 July 2012

‘No water, it ain’t worth nothin’

Residents in Butler County, Pennsylvania share their fracking experience. Film shared courtesy of Nature Abounds' friend Rich Waters, a local photographer and videographer who is documenting how fracking is changing the lives of his neighbors in Southwest Pennsylvania.

Thursday 5 July 2012

Mining threat to Great Artesian Basin

The Great Artesian Basin and the Great Barrier Reef are called great for a reason. They are the largest of their kind in the world. Coal seam gas extraction has the potential to ruin both these Australian greats. 

The Great Artesian Basin (GAB), the country’s only permanent inland water, underlies a quarter of Australia, the driest inhabited continent on earth.

Friday 22 June 2012

Public servants gagged

Putty Creek in flood February 2012
In late May I had a dream that I was in a library looking up something to do with coal seam gas and someone approached me to join a meeting. Over 60 people were at the meeting and they were all anti CSG campaigners who worked in the public service and had been told they would lose their jobs if they continued campaigning against it, or they were people without permanent Australian residency and were threatened with deportation.