Bruce Currie

"Everyone that relies on the Great Artesian Basin is extremely concerned about the impacts these coal mines are going to have on their water supplies. Already we've seen impacts of cross contamination from exploration drilling that the mining companies have done".   Continue reading

Abigail Andersson

 "It’s happening in a lot of mining towns where communities are being ripped apart. You can’t live there anymore because the rental costs go up and you start to lose all your volunteers. Those people, like the grandma that does the tuck shop, can’t afford to live there anymore and they move and then the actual fabric of the community is fractured".   Continue reading

Maria Owens

"Approximately 90% of Gold Sweet Potatoes are grown in Bundaberg. So we are feeding the majority of Australia, just from our small town. We really need to protect our land from gas mining - without our crops we cannot feed Australia". Continue reading

Glen Beasley

“When the coal seam gas industry comes to town, it’s a David and Goliath battle. We have well-heeled multinational companies dealing with individual landholders and the power balance, or imbalance, is total”. Continue reading

Gemma Cronin

“Of the three main big rules for Butchulla people that we must never forget - number one is whatever is good for the land must come first and I guess this is where I feel I have to be involved in saying no to fracking because it's a cultural obligation”.  Continue reading

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