Snap Action: NT Fracking Betrayal (April 18 Darwin Northern Territory Australia)
Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

Snap Action: NT Fracking Betrayal (April 18 Darwin Northern Territory Australia)

The Gunner Government has voted to open the NT to fracking companies. This is a betrayal of both the science on fracking risks and the communities who have fought so hard over the last few years to protect water, country and climate from this shameless corporate rort.

A snap action is planned at midday outside NT Parliament to show the Gunner Government we won't accept this betrayal or the selling out of our home to the fracking industry.

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Water is Life - Film Screening Gold Coast (April 12 Mermaid Beach AU)
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Water is Life - Film Screening Gold Coast (April 12 Mermaid Beach AU)

Time and time again we have seen the devistationg effect of Fracking to the enviroment. In the Northern Territory many Indigenous Communities are faced right now with the possiblity that the Government may choose to allow Fracking to occur. Fracking will put not only their water supplies at risk, but also their communities. Seed an Indiginous Youth Climate Justice Organization have been working hard to prevent such injustices. 
Come along to Mandala Art Collective on the 12th of April to a Screening of their brand new Documentary "Water is Life" to really understand why these communities are fighting this fight!

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Water is Life - Film Screening Brisbane (April 5 Brisbane Queensland AU)
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Water is Life - Film Screening Brisbane (April 5 Brisbane Queensland AU)

Water is Life is a documentary about the Aboriginal communities fighting against fracking plans in the NT. They learn from First Nations brothers and sisters in the US who are suffering the effects of greedy gas companies, and call on you to join their fight.

Right now, 83% of the Northern Territory is covered in ‘exploration licences’ for shale gas and oil. Most of the land that gas companies are currently trying to frack in the NT is Aboriginal owned land. 

Chief Minister Gunner and the NT Labor party will make a decision in the coming weeks about whether to allow thousands of dangerous fracked gas wells to destroy land and water, or to ban fracking for good.

Right now, we need to show the government that the whole of Australia is watching them, and that the risks of fracking the NT are just too high.

$10 donation for entry at the door - profits go to Seed
Free entry for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

We acknowledge that this film screening takes place on the land of the Jagara tribal nation and pay our respects to elders past, present and future. 

The venue is wheelchair accessible

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Water is Life - Film Screening Melbourne (March 26, Footscray, Victoria AU)
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Water is Life - Film Screening Melbourne (March 26, Footscray, Victoria AU)

Water is Life is a documentary about the Aboriginal communities fighting against fracking plans in the NT. They learn from First Nations brothers and sisters in the US who are suffering the effects of greedy gas companies, and call on you to join their fight.

Right now, 80% of the Northern Territory is covered in ‘exploration licences’ for shale gas and oil. Most of the land gas companies are currently trying to frack in the NT is Aboriginal owned land. 

Chief Minister Gunner and the NT Labor party will make a decision in the coming weeks about whether to allow thousands of dangerous fracked gas wells to destroy land and water, or to ban fracking for good.

Right now, we need to show the government that the whole of Australia is watching them, and that the risks of fracking the NT are just too high.

$10 donation for entry at the door - profits go to Seed
Free entry for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

We acknowledge that this film screening takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation and pay our respects to elders past, present and future. 

The venue is wheelchair accessible

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Water is Life Documentary Screening - Darwin (March 22, Darwin, Northern Territory AU)
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Water is Life Documentary Screening - Darwin (March 22, Darwin, Northern Territory AU)

Right now, the Northern Territory government is deciding whether to allow gas companies to frack up groundwater and country endangering precious and sacred water systems, or to ban fracking for good. 

Together, we can show them that the whole country is watching, and that we all stand in solidarity with NT mob who don't want this on their land and who want to stop the dangerous climate impacts from shale fracking impacting their future. 

'Water is Life' is a documentary about Aboriginal communities fighting against fracking plans in the Northern Territory. They learn from First Nations brothers and sisters in the US who are suffering the effects of greedy gas companies, and call on you to join their fight. 

Will you come and show your support? Please RSVP by going tohttp://nt.seedmob.org.au/events

This documentary is being hosted by Seed, Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network. We are building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Our vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy.

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, but we also know it is an opportunity to create a more just and sustainable world.

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Climate in the Pub: the Fight Against Fracking (Feb 13 New South Whales AU)
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Climate in the Pub: the Fight Against Fracking (Feb 13 New South Whales AU)

Informed informal conversations with involved people.

Should coal seam gas obtained by fracking be part of the NSW energy mix? Following CCBR's screening (see Feb 8 event) of The Bentley Effect, the inspiring film about the Northern Rivers successful rejection of CSG, we ask what are the next hot spots in NSW?

Speakers from Lock the Gate and 350.org will discuss what fracking does to local and global environments, and what we can do about it. 

Come from 6.30 to get a drink or a meal. We serve some light finger food over the conversation that follows. No charge, but please note that due to licensing regulations, under 18s not allowed.

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Walk the talk and save our Territory from fracking (Aug 27- Darwin, Northern Territory AU)
Aug
27
10:30 AM10:30

Walk the talk and save our Territory from fracking (Aug 27- Darwin, Northern Territory AU)

Congratulations! You are being heard by the NT Fracking Inquiry! The Inquiry Panel said in their Interim Report that, “Overwhelmingly, the message received from the people who attended these meetings was that fracking was not safe, was not trusted and was not wanted in the NT.”

Now it’s time to make our politicians listen! 

Chief Minister Michael Gunner has said that his Cabinet will make the decision on fracking. That would mean that only Michael Gunner, Nicole Manison, Natasha Fyles, Gerry McCarthy, Ken Vowles, Lauren Moss, Eva Lawler and Dale Wakefield will be deciding on whether to frack us or not.

Do you think it’s okay that only eight of our politicians get to have a say on our future? We are very concerned that some of these politicians are involved in Government sponsored conferences promoting onshore shale gas fracking.

Lucky we have a draft plan! We want to find out what you think. It’s simple but time consuming, so we need all of you to help us!

Please join us at Nightcliff Foreshore near the Nightcliff Jetty at 10:30am THIS SUNDAY 27th August.

We’ll have a quick meeting to get your feedback, then we can start turning plans into action (bring a hat and water bottle).

We’ll see you there! 
Pauline & Naomi

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The Bentley Effect at The Randwick Ritz (Aug 8th- New South Whales, AU)
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

The Bentley Effect at The Randwick Ritz (Aug 8th- New South Whales, AU)

Filmed over five years, this film documents an epic – and successful - struggle to keep Northern NSW free of invasive gasfields. The campaign culminated with dramatic community action in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. What happened set an historic precedent and helped unleash a unique and inspiring social movement.

Screening followed by Q&A with local Bentley farmer and member of the Nationals Party, Meg and Peter Nielsen.

Tickets: $12 (concession), $15 (adult) or $20 (passionate supporter)
Tickets: http://www.lockthegate.org.au/the_bentley_effect_randwick_ritz 

Hosted by Eastern Suburbs Coal and Gas Watch and Lock the Gate Alliance.

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Fracking Inquiry: Public Speaking Training
Jul
23
11:00 AM11:00

Fracking Inquiry: Public Speaking Training

Fracking Inquiry: FREE Public Speaking Training - build confidence and life skills

Now is a critical time for protecting the Territory from fracking gasfields. The FINAL ROUND of public hearings for the NT Fracking Inquiry are about to start.

Please don't let the fracking industry dominate the NT hearings. Big companies like Origin, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Santos and APPEA have been circling the inquiry and pushing fracking.

For the sake of the Territory's water, communities and other vibrant industries, don't miss the chance to have your voice heard.

Come along to a free training from 11am on Sunday 23 July at the new Lock the Gate NT office at 98 Woods St Darwin. 

This training is a brilliant opportunity to build your skills. It will go for 2.5 hours (including lunch) and will include: 

- Read it, Write it, Speak it: hot tips on knowing your stuff and feeling confident to talk about fracking industry impacts
- How to use the media as our friend to get our message to thousands of other Territorians
- How to meet your local elected representative and have an impact
- Bring a friend: more people with skills and confidence = people power!

Don't miss this great opportunity. RSVP in the facebook event, or just show up on Sunday 23 July at 11am. 
Bring a little plate to share for lunch if you can.

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Annual Congress on Environmental Pollution & Sustainable energy
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Annual Congress on Environmental Pollution & Sustainable energy

Theme: Exploring sustainable routes towards environmental protection and energy conservation
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Conference Series LLC takes immense pleasure to extend our warm welcome to invite all the participants from all over the world to attend Annual Congress on Environmental Pollution and Sustainable energy July 20-22, 2017 Melbourne, Australia which will entail lively debates, prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations, workshops and networking opportunities around a core of plenary and concurrent sessions based on essential topics in the Pollution Control sector.

Pollution control Congress 2017 conference is organizing with the theme of “Exploring sustainable routes towards environmental protection and energy conservation ”.
See more at: http://pollutioncontrol.conferenceseries.com/asiapacific/

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Australia In Action #WaterIsLife
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Australia In Action #WaterIsLife

  • Safe public places - Australia Wide (map)
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Clean water is our most valuable resource, and it’s under attack!
United we stand in resistance to the undermining of Australia!
All across this sacred land, we oppose the senseless destruction.
Greedy industry and governments risking our vital life-source.
People are rising to provide for, and protect Australia's future.
Join in non-violent direct action for public awareness and change.
Demand water and our natural heritage be preserved for all species.

Nationally, everywhere. "We the people". Advancing for Australia.
Holding our ground, raising our signs. Sending a strong message.
On highways, in cities and all public places. Our purpose is clear.
To politicians paid to represent. Entrusted with the future's care. 
This is a voice of mass dissent. We did not vote for the negligent.
Inviting all people and groups, find a safe location and get involved.
Turn up and be heard. We are all one voice for our children’s future.

What began in 2015 in the eastern states against Coal Seam Gas
and Coal has room for expansion. This threat encompasses us all.
Our message is bigger. Cover the continent with every campaign.
Mines, pipelines, railways and ports. The future is NOT for export!
From the fabricated energy crisis in the east, to underlying uranium,
the closure of remote communities, all furthering the exploitation of
Australia's resources and continued injustice for our first peoples.
Fracking is no lifestyle choice. Our Great Barrier Reef worth more
than coal, while the Great Artesian Basin sustains our food bowl. 
The deforestation of our wild-places and land clearing in-between.
These greater concerns need all our faces. Make a point. Be seen.

There are no exclusion zones in ecocide. Water has no boundary.
Moratoriums and political short sightedness will not save a thing.
This is an open event for active participation to engage Australia.
A call for direct action to everyone who cares enough to answer.
It's time to shine a guiding light, in what seems our darkest hour.
Let's awaken the decision makers to the energy of people power.

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Economics of Fracking, Darwin Rural Area
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Economics of Fracking, Darwin Rural Area

What will happen if the Terriitory government puts the economic claims of the unconventional gas industry ahead of its responsibilities to protect land, water and communities?

Join influential economist and Director of Research Rod Campbell from The Australia Institute for an evening of discussion about the financial and social risks and impacts of unconventional gas.

The Australia Institute has been a vocal critic of the gas multinationals’ overblown economic claims and has warned that the financial pitfalls of fracking gasfields will be repeated in the NT. The gas industry employs few people, pays little tax and has itself been responsible for the energy price hikes now plaguing eastern Australia.

Rod believes the gas industry’s promises to Territorians should be treated with suspicion.

Sausage Sizzle availble by donation on the night. BYO drinks. Bring your questions and let's make it a lively evening.

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Info and film night - No Fracking Pipeline in the NT
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Info and film night - No Fracking Pipeline in the NT

  • pin Show Map Friends of the Earth Food Co-op & Cafe (map)
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85% of the Northern Territory is under application for exploration for petroleum and gas. A 622km gas pipeline is proposed to transport gas from the NT to Queensland. Communities across Victoria, spent five years fighting fracking and won. But fracking still threatens other parts of Australia. .

Come along to Friends of the Earth at 7pm on Thursday June 15th to find out about campaigns in the Northern Territory to stop a gas pipeline, and how we can help out from Melbourne.

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National Australian Fossil-Fuel Divestment Day
May
30
8:30 AM08:30

National Australian Fossil-Fuel Divestment Day

Join the movement on May 30th, 2017, wherever you happen to be in Australia, when we say 'No More' to banks investing in the outdated and toxic fossil fuel industry.

On May 30th, 2017, we will be closing our accounts with the banks whom invest in fossil fuels, and opening new accounts with environmentally concious banks which don't invest in fossil fuel extraction.

This national divestment day will be Australia-wide. Please visit the link below to find out if your current bank is investing in fossil fuels, if it is, we ask that you join us in divesting from these banks, wherever you may be in Australia, and start a new account with a cleaner and environmentally friendlier bank near you (which can be found by clicking on the 'Banks with no current record of funding fossil fuels' section on the website linked below).

Check your bank here: http://www.marketforces.org.au/banks/compare

The Banks heavily invested in Fossil Fuel extraction are:
AMP ($562m Invested in fossil fuels)
ANZ ($23,414m Invested in fossil fuels)
Citi ($3,271m Invested in fossil fuels)
Commonwealth Bank ($20,590m Invested in fossil fuels)
HSBC ($3,612m Invested in fossil fuels)
ING ($857m Invested in fossil fuels)
Macquarie Bank ($2,622m Invested in fossil fuels)
National Australia Bank ($14,867m Invested in fossil fuels)
Westpac ($11,613m Invested in fossil fuels)

You can also help by sharing this event with your friends and family, to join in on the event.

Thank you, let's make a difference together.

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Stop Adani: Real direct action on climate: NVDA training
May
27
9:30 AM09:30

Stop Adani: Real direct action on climate: NVDA training

  • Friends of the Earth Food Co-op & Cafe (map)
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There is a huge momentum in the climate movement for broad scale nonviolent resistance to stop fossil fuels. Stop Adani groups are popping up all over the country, and a growing number of everyday folk stepping up to participate in civil disobedience in recent years.

930-430pm SATURDAY 27th May (Rescheduled, this date is now confirmed)

From traditional owners and farmers challenging coal seam gas operations, to nuns in the offices of MP's arrested standing up for refugees, to 350 arrests and counting at the biggest coal mine protest this country has ever seen and 2000 people blockading the Newcastle coal port - people from all walks of life are participating in civil resistance like never before.

Come and find out how! This interactive training will teach you the basic theory and skills for participating in nonviolent direct action, and let you know how you can be involved in actions in support of a safe climate.

We will cover an introduction to the principles and strategic use of nonviolent direct action, inspiring case studies and practical skills for taking action in your area. You will get information on your legal rights, including covering common concerns, how to emotionally and physically prepare, and an understanding of the roles required to coordinate safe and creative actions effectively.

We will also provide information for getting involved in climate campaigns, and the movement to Stop Adani.

CounterAct Coordinator, Nicola Paris has many years of experience in participating in, and training people for direct action, and being part of many large scale civil disobedence actions on climate and social justice issues.

As part of 'paying our rent' we offer free places to aboriginal/torres strait islander people. 

We do not have childcare available but are open to your children attending with you. Get in touch with queries or if the price is a barrier. We acknowledge this event takes place on Wurundjeri land.

Vegetarian lunch will be provided, with vegan options.

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Film screening & fracking information evening
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Film screening & fracking information evening

  • 2 Thompson Rd North Fremantle WA 6159 (map)
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YOU'RE INVITED to a screening of A Fractured State, the new locally made documentary on fracking & the unconventional gas industry in WA. After the film there will be detailed information on the state of play of fracking in WA and what is involved in this high stakes battle to protect land, water & health. Come and meet your local Lock the Gate reps and find out what frontline regional communities are doing to put the brakes on the fracking and unconventional gas industry in WA.

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Non-Violent Direct Action Training Session - Legals and Ethics
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Non-Violent Direct Action Training Session - Legals and Ethics

Brisbane residents are fed up that big profit-oriented corporations are reshaping our city without giving us a meaningful say in planning and development decisions.

But we also know that state-sanctioned non-disruptive protests are unlikely to meaningfully impact upon the political establishment unless they're accompanied by targeted, consistent, strategically effective acts of civil disobedience that interfere with the big end of town's ability to make profit.

That's why as part of our public rally and creative occupation, we're holding a free 90-minute training session on the ethical and legal implications of non-violent direct action (NVDA).

The training will be a relaxed affair, mainly focusing on your legal rights as a citizen engaging in non-violent direct action. You don't need to have any prior knowledge or experience of civil disobedience.

The training will cover:
- Building relationships with your fellow residents/activists
- How do we define and understand 'violence'?
- Getting to know your legal rights
- What it's like to get arrested
- The power of non-violent protest
Resources will be provided on the day. The session will take place outdoors, so we recommend bringing along a water bottle and hat.

This is a free session that anyone's welcome to participate in. Learning about the ethical and legal implications of NVDA doesn't necessarily mean you're committing yourself to actually getting arrested in a protest.

Please come along and invite your friends.

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March For Science Adelaide
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

March For Science Adelaide

  • pin Parliament House North Terrace Adelaide (map)
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Science Not Silence! Join us as we speak up for science and speak out against the growing culture of science denialism.

https://marchforscienceaustralia.org/
https://www.marchforscience.com/

Rally on the Steps of Parliament House 11.00 am to 1.00pm: Guest Speakers from 11.45 am: Then assemble with us at 1.15 pm for a March along North Terrace, to the South Australian Museum, followed by a post rally 'BYO' lunch* and informal gathering on the South Australiam Museum lawns.

(* the Museum Cafe will also be open for those who would prefer to purchase their lunch)

WHAT TO BRING

(apart from yourself and a protest sign).

Adequate fluids
Sunscreen
Weather appropriate clothing
A pair of comfortable shoes

WHAT NOT TO BRING

Flares (or any other fire hazardous items)
Noisemakers
Streamers or confetti
Weapons of any kind

A note on banner and placard and sizes:
In keeping with discussions with the Adelaide City Council, regarding arrangements for the rally, we are asking that people not bring any banners or placards that are larger than what it would reasonably take one person alone to hold. Also, seeing as this is a family friendly event, we would also ask that people please consider the wording of any messages they wish to display, and perhaps refrain from the use of profanities.

Dressing for the occasion:
While there is no national consensus on particular clothing colours, t-shirts, hats, or any other type of accoutrement that might be worn on the day, please feel free to dress in whatever manner you feel most appropriately helps make a statement in support of science, if that is your choice. However, as with the wording used on any individual placards or banners, we are requesting that individuals do please take into account the family friendly nature of the rally when deciding on their attire.

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Fracking Submission Letter Writing Day
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Fracking Submission Letter Writing Day

Currently submissions are open till the end of April for the Scientific Inquiry into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory. 
ALEC is calling for a total ban on fracking because of groundwater contamination issues and fugitive emissions. We invite everyone who is interested in writing a submission letter to the inquiry to come down to the ALEC Community Centre on Earth Day for support in writing your submissions and further information if needed. 
We have plenty of powerboards and cookies for sustenance.

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Green Screen: Sacred Water - Standing Rock
Apr
12
5:15 PM17:15

Green Screen: Sacred Water - Standing Rock

This year UMSU Environment Collective will be collaborating with groups on campus to bring you the best of the best in environmental and social justice documentaries. 

In week 7 we're joined by Melbourne University Greens on Campusbringing us the two-part Viceland documentary series Sacred Water: Standing Rock.

This film documents the historic gathering of tribes at the Oceti Sakowin Camp as the people of Standing Rock Indian Reservation of North and South Dakota fight to stop a pipeline from being built on their ancestral homeland.

After the election of Trump, his disavowing of Obama's promise to reconsider the pipleline, and the forcible removal of the last protesters in February this year, things may look bleak. But the Indigenous-led battle against DAPL, imperialism, racism and environmental destruction continues with more strength than ever.

Come share some food, learn about the fight at Standing Rock and discuss the future of environmental activism with us. See you there!

Where: Arts Hall (2nd level of Old Arts)
When: Film starting @ 5:30
Food: Pizza & plenty of food saved from being thrown out by big supermarkets, and collected by the wonderful group No Waste Yes Party Melbourne

http://standwithstandingrock.net/

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No NT Fracking Pipeline - Melbourne Solidarity Action #NoNTPL
Apr
6
8:30 AM08:30

No NT Fracking Pipeline - Melbourne Solidarity Action #NoNTPL

  • 567 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (map)
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Jemena are criminals for the climate - they intend to build a 622kmn Northern Gas Pipeline that will open up the NT to fracking - something the land, water and climate can't afford.

The Northern Gas Pipeline is a dangerous investment in fossil fuels and the fracking industry at a time when the Australian people are calling for investment in renewable energy.  

To approve a gas pipeline designed to prop up the fracking industry in the Territory is a betrayal of trust in the current NT Fracking Inquiry process and the current fracking moratorium. 

Pipeline company Jemena has been very clear that the pipeline is designed to open up new onshore gasfields across the Territory. 

The pipeline will drive a new transport route for future fracking gasfields across the NT. It will become key infrastructure for a high risk onshore fracking industry. 

The only way to provide certainty that this pipeline won’t lead to fracking gasfields across the Northern Territory is to ban shale gas fracking. 

The majority of pastoralists and Traditional Owners across the NT do not want their lands and waterways transformed into industrial fracking gasfields. They want a ban on fracking like we hav here in Victoria.

THIS PROJECT MUST NOT BE APPROVED BY THE NT GOVERNMENT WHILST A MORATORIUM ON FRACKING EXISTS AND AN INQUIRY IS UNDERWAY.

Warumungu traditional owner Diane Stokes said about the Northern Gas Pipeline, “The main concern that we have is about fracking.” 

“We don’t want any fracking anywhere to get gas to go through that pipeline that’s going through our country.”

Warumungu traditional owner, Ross Williams, said he said he did not want the project to encourage fracking anywhere.

“It’s not about the employment or the money, it’s about the environment, and to make sure that the water systems are kept fully clean for the next generation and the generation after that,” he said.

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Opening - Angus Mordont 'Standing Rock'
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Opening - Angus Mordont 'Standing Rock'

DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY is pleased to present Angus Mordant’s first solo exhibition ‘Standing Rock’. Opening on Thursday 30nd March, this exhibition will feature work Australian-born New York-based artist Angus Mordant, whose work has been published in the New York Times and Wall St Journal to mention a few.

Centred on the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile underground pipeline expected to transport crude oil, the exhibition features large format photographs documenting the Standing Rock Sioux in moments of conflict and solidarity in their ongoing fight against the pipeline.

Angus Mordant said of his interest in documenting the situation: “I was interested in the unprecedented gathering of Native American tribes – a historic event in its in its own right… I watched reports of private security using attack dogs against peaceful protesters while construction workers allegedly desecrated sacred sites. Unsure of the exact situation on the ground and determined to learn more, I booked my first flight and arrived at the Oceti Sakowin Camp.”

Angus Mordant’s photographs show not only the tension and violence that has resulted from these protests, but also the rich culture and moments of celebration amongst the Native American people as they come together to protect their land.

‘Standing Rock’ will be on display at Dominik Mersch Gallery, Upstairs 75 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney from 30 March until 22 April 2017. The exhibition will be opened on 30 March by Professor Larissa Behrendt. Entry is free.


EXHIBITION DATES: 30.03 – 22.04.2017, EXHIBITION OPENING: 30.03.2017, 6 – 8 PM

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Nimbin Stands with Standing Rock 2.0
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Nimbin Stands with Standing Rock 2.0

7pm-11pm Nimbin Stands with Standing Rock 2.0
Fundraiser Concert in The Nimbin Bush Theatre Auditorium.
Entry by donation. (Suggested donation $10.)

At 7pm we will have a fundraiser concert in the Bush Theatre Auditorium starring The Northern Rivers Folk Choir, Blakboi, Andrea Soler, Diana Anaid, The Pagan Love Cult, LUSH, Jolanda Moyle, Zardi O’Connell, Jimmy Willing, Davey Bob, Mantlepeace, Luke Vassella, Organic and more yet to be announced.

Anyone can send a message of support to the Standing Stone camp by posting videos, pictures and messages of support on Twitter (hashtag #NODAPL). The Indigenous-led protector movement battling global warming and human rights abuses is an unstoppable force with support from around the world. 

The Standing Stone camp, also known as the Oceti Sakowin camp, in the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota USA, is where over 350 Native American tribes have gathered to stop the construction the Dakota Access Pipeline through sacred Sioux cultural sites. This is the largest gathering of Native American tribes in modern history and marks the emergence of a global Indigenous-led resistance to the unchecked expansion of fossil-fuel industries.

In the new Trumpian era the threat to Standing Rock is more serious than ever. Trump has declared the pipeline will go ahead. The Protectors have declared they will not leave, and have been joined by many US Veterans who have vowed to act as “personal shields” for the Tribal Peoples. The people on the ground are resolute that they will remain non-violent in the face of escalating violent attacks by the authorities. Why is it important, as global citizens, that we witness and support this great stand? Standing Rock is about more than one river, or one cultural site. This is the Wounded Knee of our time. A battle that can define what comes after it. A future without fossil fuels, or no future. Resistance camps are springing up across America inspired by the great zeitgeist that Standing Rock represents.

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HESTA - Divest For Our Health!
Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

HESTA - Divest For Our Health!

  • 2 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Australia (map)
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--- THIS ACTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED ---

The diagnosis is in. Coal and coal seam gas are damaging our health.

But HESTA can help change this! HESTA are the industry super fund for health workers. But their investments are not healthy. Thousands of health workers have called on HESTA to divest from harmful coal and coal seam gas. But HESTA continues to invest in these damaging industries.

It's time for HESTA to get a healthy investment check-up! Join us for a public action across the road from HESTA's offices. If you're a health worker, let HESTA know by bringing your blue scrubs or white lab coat.

We'll be joined by several community members on the frontline of the battle to stay healthy in the face of coal and coal seam gas, including:

Jacinta Morahan, a doctor from Surf Coast Air Action, who will be calling on HESTA to divest from the damaging pollution of coal and coal-fired power.

Jacynta Fuamatu, a Samoan woman, who will be calling on HESTA to divest from climate impacting companies that threaten her island home.

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Byron Drum Up for Standing Rock #NativePeoplesRise
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Byron Drum Up for Standing Rock #NativePeoplesRise

March 10 2017 is the day the native peoples of the US will be marching to Washingto DC to rise with their sisters and brothers in solidarity with Standing Rock.

We support the native peoples of the world in their struggle to protect land, air and water from the ravages of the corporate state.

We will gather at sunset at the Drum Circle at Main Beach, Byron Bay and send out a message of solidarity to all first people everywhere.

Drums have always been used in all cultures to raise the spirit. They are also a form of prayer. Or a call to arms.

From Australia's easternmost point may the drums sound out the call : #NativePeoplesRise

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NT Fracking Inquiry - Our Chance to be Heard
Mar
6
to Mar 20

NT Fracking Inquiry - Our Chance to be Heard

You only have to be an expert on why you love the Territory.

Last year the NT Government responded to community concerns about the risks of fracking gasfields by calling an inquiry and appointing an expert panel, chaired by Justice Rachel Pepper.

The Inquiry’s Expert Panel will be visiting communities across the NT for its first round of consultations in March. In December 2017, the Inquiry will deliver a report to the NT Government. The Chief Minister has committed to form a decision on whether to ban fracking everywhere, or allow it to go ahead in certain areas.

This is our chance to have a say on the future of the Territory.

Throughout the Inquiry, the Frack-Free Territory Alliance will be working to support individuals, organisations, communities, farmers, tourism operators and pastoralists to have a say. Many regional Territorians want help to secure permanent protection from fracking. 

Can you help spread the word to your family, workmates and neighbours about your local community consultation and show up to have your voice counted for clean water and a healthy future?

The Inquiry will host an open community meeting in each location. You can go along to show support for a frack free future, and we encourage you to get in touch to discuss putting together your key points of evidence explaining why you don't want fracking gasfields in your community. 

To make a formal presentation to the panel you must register online in advance. More information on how the hearings will run is available at:
https://frackinginquiry.nt.gov.au/community-consultation-program

A full list of community visits is below. 
If you want to help get the message out in your area, contact: frackfreent@gmail.com

Alice Springs
Monday 6 March
5-7pm
Convention Centre
Contact: Marli B 0417 681 111

Tennant Creek
Tuesday 7 March 2017
Hearing start from 10:30AM
Battery Hill Tourist Centre
Contact: Carrie A 0419 130 200

Katherine formal hearing
Wednesday 8 March 2017
Hearing start from 10:30 AM
Knotts Crossing Restaurant
Contact: Dr Errol L 0411 750 151

Katherine community meeting
Wednesday 8 March 2017
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Katherine High School
Contact: Dr Errol L 0411 750 151

Darwin City
Thursday 9 March 2017
12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Darwin Convention Centre
Contact: Naomi H 0401 650 411

Darwin Rural - Humpty Doo Village Green
Thursday 9 March 2017
05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Contact: Pauline C 0438 686 144

Darwin City formal hearing
Friday 10 March 2017
Hearing start from 09:00 AM  
Darwin Convention Centre
Contact: Naomi H 0401 650 411

All remote community times and venues TBC.

Monday 20 March – Maningrida
Monday 20 March - Gapuwiyak
Monday 20 March - Nhulunbuy
Tuesday 21 March – Ngukurr
Tuesday 21 March - Borroloola
Wednesday 22 March – Daly Waters
Thursday 23 March – Mataranka
Friday 24 March – Timber Creek
Monday 27 March – Wadeye
Tuesday 28 March – Yuendumu
Wednesday 29 March – Hermannsburg

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Fracking in the Swan Valley and Beyond
Feb
28
7:00 AM07:00

Fracking in the Swan Valley and Beyond

Fracking is a highly risky method of extracting gas that involves pumping hundreds of chemicals and enormous amounts of water into deep wells of fractured rock through our aquifers. 

The US EPA says it causes permanent damage to water.
Here in Perth Fracking is much closer than you think. 

Attend a movie screening of Fractured State and Fractured Country followed by a discussion about fracking in WA.
this issue affects you. We all need water for now and for forever.

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