Don't Frack WA actions

On Tuesday the WA Government lifted the fracking moratorium and paved the way for fracking across more than 5 million hectares of our state.

It is an appalling decision that we will fight with everything we’ve got.  There’s no balance here – they’ve basically given the gas industry carte blanche across most existing gas leases.

Can you join us for snap actions THIS SUNDAY to push back against this disastrous move:

Sunday 2 December

Perth 10am City Beach, north end of carpark on the grass.

https://www.facebook.com/events/371954796884503/

Badgingarra 1pm  Badgingarra Oval area.

https://www.facebook.com/events/195159274652073/

Geraldton 4pm  north end of foreshore near Jaffle Shack.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1986719171626255/

Broome 5pm Cable Beach near Zanders.

https://www.facebook.com/events/308211099785471/

The only regions that will be protected from fracking are the South West, Perth and the Dampier Peninsula. That’s great for those regions, but if fracking is unsafe there, it’s unsafe everywhere.

The government said on Tuesday that farmers and Traditional Owners will have veto rights, but we’ve since learnt there’ll be NO VETO on exploratory fracking and it won’t apply to pastoral leaseholders at all.

So, we need to push back hard and fast, and we need you there with us.  Please come along THIS SUNDAY and show them that we simply won’t stand for this.

There’s been massive condemnation of this decision from all quarters - from the union movement to farmers to Kimberley Traditional Owners.

The Premier has attempted to paint this as a balanced decision, but you only need to read the gas industry response to see that they take this as a massive greenlight for fracking.

If we push back hard and fast we can put a big dent in this disastrous decision.

Let’s make it clear the only outcome the community will accept is a state-wide ban on fracking.

We need your help to ramp up efforts to stand against the frackers. Please add what you can into the WA fighting fund.

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Snap Actions across WA

Yesterday The Sunday Times reported that the WA Government was about to give fracking the greenlight across much of WA.

We hope that these reports are wrong but if they are accurate then we need to remind the WA Government that fracking is not needed or wanted in WA.

Monday 26 November.

We are calling a Snap Action at Parliament House Perth THIS evening. Please come if you can. Numbers matter in this community stand to protect our land, our water, our health and our climate stability. Community action groups have also called actions in Broome, Exmouth and Bullsbrook at 5pm today, and Geraldton at 12.30pm today.

PERTH

5pm – 6pm

Parliament House, Harvest Tce, West Perth

Meet on city side at steps.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2277506332534740/

GERALDTON

12.30-1pm

Outside Darren West's office, 84 Marine Tce, Geraldton

Photo with sign for a ban on fracking to send to McGowan, and a thank you to Darren for supporting a ban.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/309641713222215/

BROOME

5pm

Entrance Point, Broome

Photo opp to send message to McGowan.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1751476174958689/

BULLSBROOK/CHITTERING

5pm

Ethel Warren Centre, Bullsbrook

Photo opp to send message to McGowan.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/274871143105549/

EXMOUTH

5pm

Federation Park, Exmouth

Photo opp to send message to McGowan.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/288806221755748/

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Christmas Card Challenge

Will you Join the Frack Free WA “Send Mark a Christmas Card Challenge"?

Christmas card challengeHelp send WA Premier Mark McGowan some Christmas cheer and a clear No Fracking message. 

The aim is to deck the Parliamentary Halls with No Fracking Christmas cards a plenty, from across the state, so take the challenge to tag two friends.

Send Mark McGowan a Christmas card with a polite and cheery message signed by you and your friends and family.

Here is an example:

Dear Mark,

Happy Christmas!

Please make my Christmas Wish come true and ban fracking in WA.

Best Wishes,

(Your name, town/suburb)

Mavis Moora

Or 

Happy Christmas Mr McGowan!

Please give WA a wonderful Christmas gift by banning fracking permanently across our beautiful state.

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a very positive New Year,

Best wishes, (insert you name and town/suburb)

 

Challenge:

1. Select a card and write a message similar to above, and include where you are from and perhaps your occupation.

2. Take a picture of yourself with your card

3. Post it to social media and tag two friends to join you in the “Send Mark A Christmas Card Challenge”. Add the hashtags #ChristmasWish and #WAFrackingBan. Make it public so we can see it, or post it to our Frack Free WA fb page, twitter or instagram.

Postbox4. Pop your card in an envelope address it to:

The Hon Mark McGowan MP

PO Box 5324
Rockingham Beach WA 6969

Write name and your location on the back (and in the card), so it's clear you're a real person.

Please also consider signing our online petition if you haven’t already:

And call the Premier’s hotline and let his staff know you would like a permanent, legislated, statewide ban on fracking in WA:

Christmas sketch

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Ban Fracking in WA Rally

Join us on the steps of Parliament House, Perth on Thursday 11 October at 12 noon to hand over a formal petition calling for a permanent ban on fracking in WA.

We are calling on the State Government to heed the call of farmers, Traditional Owners, communities across WA, climate scientists and thousands of other Western Australian residents to legislate a permanent ban on fracking in our state.

Please save the date and make time for this important lunch time rally.

This rally is being organised by Frack Free WA & Lock the Gate with support from many regional and metro action groups and other organisations.

LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING! RSVP HERE.

WHEN
Thursday October 11, 2018 at 12pm - 1pm
WHERE
Parliament House, West Perth
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July Events

Bindoon Town Hall Meeting

Thursday 12 July, 7pm

Bindoon Town Hall, Gt Northern Hwy, Bindoon

Come and find out about new gas exploration planned north and south of Bindoon and find out about fracking and what you can do. Chittering is in the sights of mining companies who plan to conduct unconventional gas mining in our region which would require fracking.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642859235811235/

 

Group Photo outside Federal Labor Climate Change Forum

Thursday 12 July, 6-6.30pm

Memorial Hall, cnr Carrington and Rockingham Rds, Hamilton Hill

Show your support for a ban on fracking state wide by joining us outside this Federal Labor event near Fremantle for a photo shoot at 6pm. Shadow Minister for Climate Change Mark Butler is coming to Freo for a Climate Change Forum (starting 6.30) in Hamilton Hill, but Federal Labor has said nothing about the climate impacts of fracking WA and is actually encouraging fracking in the NT and WA. If we frack our state then we can kiss goodbye to Australia's ability to meet our emissions targets under the Paris Agreement. 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2258259730867608/

 

Victoria Park Film & Info Night

Wednesday 18 July, 7pm

Town of Victoria Park Council Admin Building, 99 Shepparton Road, Victoria Park

Here in WA the fracking industry is poised, awaiting the green light from the Labor government under pressure from the gas industry and federal government. 

Help protect our drinking water and unique landscapes by attending the screening of “Fractured State” followed by discussion and update about fracking in WA.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1856005424693519/

 

Muchea Gas Fracking Meeting

Friday 20 July, 7pm

Muchea Community Hall, 48 Archibald St, Muchea

There is currently new gas exploration planned for within 3km of Muchea.
We need Muchea people to take some basic steps to stop fracking in the area, so come along to this meeting as the first step, and find out what's happening, and what can be done.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190096488337552/

 

Pipe Dreams - Fractured Lives screenings with Q&A with the farmer-filmmaker.

Grab your tickets now (before 13 July) to ensure these screenings go ahead!

Tuesday 24th of July at 6:30pm at Luna on SX Fremantlehttps://tinyurl.com/PipeDreamsFreo

Wednesday 25th of July at 6:30pm at Ace Cinemas Midlandhttps://tinyurl.com/PipeDreamsMidland

Thursday 26th of July at 6:00pm at Orana Cinemas Geraldtonhttps://tinyurl.com/PipeDreamsGeraldton

What if your government is risking the health of your family for quick cash?
Join an Aussie farmer, tired of political spin, as he takes on a fact-finding mission into the effects of Fracking. His inspiring journey takes him from the southern point of country South Australia to Northern Australia and across the world to the USA. Hear the stories of everyday people speaking out to give you an insight into this industry as well as the science from world experts.

We all want fresh air, clean water and food that is safe for our family. See why this has the potential to impact us all.

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Pipe Dreams, Fractured Lives WA tour

Lock The Gate presents these Q&A screenings of Pipe Dreams - Fractured Lives in Western Australia.

Tuesday 24th of July at 6:30pm at Luna on SX Fremantle: https://tinyurl.com/PipeDreamsFreo

Wednesday 25th of July at 6:30pm at Ace Cinemas Midland: https://tinyurl.com/PipeDreamsMidland

Thursday 26th of July at 6:00pm at Orana Cinemas Geraldton: https://tinyurl.com/PipeDreamsGeraldton

The film will be introduced by farmer and filmmaker David Smith who will also take questions after the film.

What if your government is risking the health of your family for quick cash?
Join an Aussie farmer, tired of political spin, as he takes on a fact-finding mission into the effects of Fracking. His inspiring journey takes him from the southern point of country South Australia to Northern Australia and across the world to the USA. Hear the stories of everyday people speaking out to give you an insight into this industry as well as the science from world experts.

We all want fresh air, clean water and food that is safe for our family. See why this has the potential to impact us all.

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Darling Range Forum

People with don't frack our future bannerWHEN: Friday 15 June, 6.30-8pm.

WHERE: Roleystone Hall, 44 Jarrah Rd, Roleystone

WHAT: The electors of Darling Range will go to the polls June 23. Come and hear what the candidates think of fracking. Which ones will support a permanent ban on fracking WA and which would rather put our land, water and health at risk to support this dirty industry? Join us for a screening of the WA documentary "A Fractured State" and then quiz the candidates on the policies that matter to you. This is a free community event but registering will help us with the catering. Come along and pick up a free "Lock the Gate" or "No Fracking" triangle for your gate.

RSVP: Eventbrite.

Invite others: Share this page, or invite friends on facebook.

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Frack Free WA Events in May 2018

Eneabba & surrounds 'Next steps' meeting and supper

WHAT: Meeting with an update on the state-wide campaign and lessons from the NT, hear from the local action groups in the area, and discuss ideas for ‘next steps’ to build the movement for a permanent state-wide ban. Coffee/tea, and a shared supper will be provided.

WHERE: Eneabba Recreational & Sporting Club, Eneabba Drive, Eneabba

WHEN: 7-9pm, Monday 28 May

RSVP: frackfreewa@gmail.com or text or call 0421 389 013

Stay tuned for further events if you’re outside these areas!

 

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PAST May events

Perth and Bunbury: Screenings of the Bentley Effect

Perth: 6pm Wednesday 9 May at Grand Cinemas Cygnet, Como.

Bunbury: 6pm Thursday 10 May at Event Cinemas, Bunbury.

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Brendan Shoebridge and an update on the WA campaign and ‘next steps’.

"This timely story of a community's heroic stand shows how peaceful protest from a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness."

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Swan Valley and surrounds ‘Next steps’ meeting

WHAT: Meeting with an update on the state-wide campaign and lessons from the NT, hear from the local action groups in the area, and discuss ideas for ‘next steps’ to build the movement for a permanent state-wide ban. Caffeine and sweet & savoury treats provided.

WHERE: Aveley Community Centre, 22 Bolero Road, Aveley (part of Ellenbrook, close to West Swan Road)

WHEN: 6 - 8pm Monday 14 May

RSVP: frackfreewa@gmail.com or text or call 0421 389 013

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Victoria Park/South East Metro ‘Next steps’ meeting

WHAT: Meeting with an update on the state-wide campaign and lessons from the NT, get involved with the new action group in the area, and discuss ideas for ‘next steps’ to build the movement for a permanent state-wide ban. Caffeine and sweet & savoury treats provided.

WHERE: Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent St, East Victoria Park

WHEN: 6.30pm - 8pm Wednesday 16 May

RSVP: frackfreewa@gmail.com or text or call 0421 389 013

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Lower Mid West/Midlands ‘Next steps’ meeting & lunch

WHAT: Meeting with an update on the state-wide campaign and lessons from the NT, hear from the local action groups in the area, and discuss ideas for ‘next steps’ to build the movement for a permanent state-wide ban. Coffee/tea, and a shared lunch will be provided.

WHERE: Dandaragan Community Recreation Centre, 3550 Dandaragan Rd, Dandaragan, Dandaragan

WHEN: 10am-1pm, Thursday 17 May

RSVP: frackfreewa@gmail.com or text or call 0421 389 013

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Midland "Fracking" Information Session and film presentation.

“Fracking” From the slang term for Fracturing, involves pumping large amounts of water, usually with sand and lubricant chemicals added to it, deep into the ground under high pressure in order to break open rocks. (Collins Dictionary Meaning).

Janette Huston from the Knitting Nanna’s will explain what ‘Fracking’ is about, followed by a 45 minute documentary, 'Fractured Country: an Unconventional Invasion', a film from Lock the Gate Alliance (Australia) about the risks to communities from invasive gasfields. There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion.

Places are limited, so bookings are essential here.

WHERE: Midland Public Library, 45 Helena Street, Midland 6056  View Map

WHEN: Monday, 21 May 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Fracking Q & A at UWA

Thursday 15 March 2018 - 7pm to 8.30pm - Fox Lecture Theatre, University of WA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley (Carpark 3, off Hackett Drive, behind UWA Club near Reid Library).

Hydraulic Fracking is controversial with good reason!

Join us for a night of questions and answers with some well considered and respected thinkers.

This Q&A with a science focus will include Professor Tony Ingraffea from Cornell University, New York, Professors Carmen Lawrence and Bruce Armstrong (UWA and USYD) and industry expert Mr Ian Porter from Sustainable Energy Now.

This event is hosted by Frack Free Future with the Conservation Council of Western Australia, and support from Lock the Gate Alliance.

We'll have a table at the event with last minute submission writing help.

RSVP for the event here on Eventbrite. Limited spots available.

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Short Film Fest + submission help

Wednesday 14 March - 6pm - 8pm - Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth (paid CPP parking next to venue, or there is Claisebrook Station right next door, and McIver Station very close. Also a CAT bus stops right outside).

We are holding a 'Frack Free Short Film Fest’ with last minute help for starting or finishing submissions to the WA Fracking Inquiry.

We’ll have some party food and other refreshments but please feel free to bring a plate to share too.

Meet like-minded people, celebrate how far we have already come to protect WA from fracking gasfields, find out what else you can do, and enjoy live music.

With all submissions due in March 19, this is your best opportunity to let the inquiry know exactly how you feel about this industry and its impact on everything we take for granted. We'll have a table with resources and templates to make or help finish your submission.

There will also be a table with some renewable energy colouring in for kids and some other games, so feel free to bring the whole family.

Cant get there? Then please send a quick email to the inquiry: https://lockthegate.good.do/frackinginquiry/submit/

Make a more powerful submission direct to the inquiry panel, see here:  http://www.frackfreewa.org.au/submission_writing_tips

Note: you can make more than one submission, a submission has no set format or length, so it can be as simple as just some comments about your feelings and what you want the government to do about it.

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