The Australia Institute invites you to a free public forum…
WHY QUEENSLAND’S COAL AND GAS BOOM MATTERS TO YOU
It is often claimed that the enormous expansion of coal and gas mining in Queensland is good for the economy. Yet there is mounting evidence that many Queenslanders are losing out as the resource boom continues to “crowd out” tourism, manufacturing, agriculture and education businesses.
This forum brings together representatives from key non-mining sectors of the Queensland economy to discuss the implications of the resource boom for their industries.
Findings will be presented from a new study by The Australia Institute which quantifies the losses faced by farmers as a result of the high Australian dollar, largely resulting from the resource boom.
Lock the Gate Rally at Southport Parklands this Sunday 7th October at 12 noon.
Wear Yellow and Black.
Bring Signs – No Coal Seam Gas / Protect our food –No Coal Seam Gas/ City people against Coal Seam Gas/ Save our Food and Nature – No Coal Seam Gas/
Live music, stalls and vendors.
Support our rural communities suffering loss of land, livelihood, environment and health from coal seam gas and coal mining.
Santos GLNG are partners with Bicycle Queensland to sponsor the Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge, a 100km ride from South Bank to the Broadwater Parklands. Event starts at 9am.
“The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), the peak industry body for the Australian oil and gas industry, proudly invites you to take part in the southern hemisphere’s premier CSG event.”
Well, that’s what it says on their web site. So get ready to go ! This Conference aims to celebrate their plundering of Australian resources at the expense of virtually everything else.
Lock The Gate Alliance (which includes Northern Rivers Guardians Inc.) has written to the event organisers asking for free admission for one or more representatives to be admitted as observers. This will test their sincerity in seeking “a social licence to operate. “
The morning of 9th October the APPEA conference will be addressed by Martin Ferguson the Federal Minister for Resources and Energy (via video) and state ministers from both Queensland and NSW in person. NSW Minister for Resources and Energy Chris Hartcher’s talk is titled “Unlocking new gas supply for NSW.”
At Gecko-Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council’s (Gecko) next General Meeting on 8th August the stunning documentary Bimblebox will be shown for the first time on the Gold Coast. The screening will be at Gecko House, 139 Duringan St, Currumbin beginning at 6.30pm. All members of the public who have concerns about the future of our food production and biodiversity are urged to come and see this exceptional film.
Lois Levy, President of Gecko said, “This film should be compulsory viewing for all politicians and all Australians. I watched this film and was shocked by the wholesale devastation of our magnificent country for the short term profits of a few global companies who care little for the heritage they will leave. “
Springbrook National Park is World Heritage listed and, with the surrounding plateau, is home to an enormous array of unique Australian plants and animals. Many of these are legislatively protected and some occur nowhere else in the world
‘Lock the Gate’ against coal seam gas
7 September 2011 – Click here to read our submission to the NSW Senate enquiry…
Gecko – Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council hosted a screening of the award winning film GasLand in April 2011 at Robina Community Centre. GasLand is a documentary by Josh Fox which addresses the issues surrounding coal seam gas in America. Watch the trailer below:
At the GasLand film screening there were around 70 attendants including Gecko members Petrina van Reyk, Bryne Smith, Rose Adams, Linda Ray and Samantha Morris, as well as Drew Hutton and Libby Connors (pictured).