Actions kickoff on the 10/07/2013, go to the links below for more info
What do you do when your home is invaded by mining companies?
....Throw a party and INVITE EVERYONE!!!
Dayne's Party is being held in Tara, QLD on 13th July 2013*. with rolling actions from the 10th onwards.
Car pooling from Nimbin is being organised by - firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your name and contact details at the Nimbin Environment Centre.
So far on the performers list is true blue Aussie, John Williamson and band, blues n roots musician Ash Grunwald, Reg Mombasa's Dog Trumpet, Round Mountain Girls, Kevin Borich, Dave Rastovich, Sound from Earth, Luke Vassella and The Winsome Gospel Choir, Connor Cleary, Comedian Steady Eddy and MC S Sorreson.
The Surat Basin in South East QLD (formerly known as the Darling Downs) is the heartland of CSG mining in Australia.
QGC, Arrow and Santos all have plans to expand their operations with major coal seam gas exploration, development and production projects in the pipelines. As at 2011 there were 4,500 wells in Queensland. They want 40,000 wells.
In S.E. QLD the impacts of the CSG industry are there for all to see. The great Condamine River is bubbling methane. Families report sickness from headaches, bleeding noses, rashes, chemical burns and even seizures in children. Scientists have found fugitive methane emissions well above safe levels. Mining companies have been caught on film spraying toxic waste water directly onto dirt roads because there are no known ways of appropriately dealing with it. Bore water levels have dropped by up to 700 metres in some areas. The Queensland Water Commission has stated this is directly due to the impact of CSG mining and predicts up to 85 wells may run dry. In a region which was once a rich agricultural food bowl, this is devastating.
In the towns of Tara and Kogan, you can light the bore water.
SO WE ARE TAKING THE FIGHT STRAIGHT TO THE UGLY HEART OF THE CSG INDUSTRY!
We are going to:
• Focus media attention on the issue of CSG mining and its impact in the Surat Basin
• Focus media attention on invasive and inappropriate mining in Australia
• Pressure the Government prior to the federal election to demand a moratorium on unconventional mining practices until independent scientific evidence can demonstrate their safety
• Fundraise money to pay for air monitoring and testing in the Surat Basin, legal costs associated with direct action campaigns, media and publicity costs.
• Galvanise, empower and inspire Australians of all persuasions to educate themselves and get involved
• Bring back hope to a community which has lost hope.
COME JOIN US!!!
Also transport from Brisbane is available
if you need to get there....
BRIDGING THE DIVIDE TOUR - July 13th to 14th
Saturday 13th July
Depart Brisbane - 7.30am
Roma Street Transit Centre
There will the option to join the trip from Brisbane, carpool, or to meet us along the way or to meet and join us at Tara/Cameby.
Saturday 13th July - Tara
2pm to 10pm - Dayne's Party
Sunday 14th - Cameby
12pm - BBQ Lunch and 'Meet and Greet', Cameby Hall
This bus tour comprises meetings with landholders and community representatives in areas affected by coal, CSG and other unconventional fuel developments in the Darling Downs and Western Downs.
Hear and see for yourself the industrial, economic and social transformation of the Darling and Western Downs, from those on the front-line of coal and gas expansion.
BYO - Bedding and camping gear if you have it. If you do not have camping gear, or cannot camp, alternative arrangements can be made.
Cost - $80 (food not included)
Food included - $100
Further details tba
For any queries please contact -