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:

Make a more powerful submission direct to the inquiry panel, see here:

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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Submission Writing Sessions

The WA Government's Fracking Inquiry has begun. 

Now is a critical time for protecting Western Australia from fracking gasfields. 

Don't let the unconventional gas industry dominate the WA submissions. 

For the sake of Western Australia's land, water, air, communities and other vibrant industries like agriculture, tourism and renewable energy, don't miss this chance to have your say in a written submission.

Come along to a Submission Writing session or other event and learn how. 

Perth Final Submission Writing Party - Tuesday 14 March - 6-8pm

Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth (Next to Claisebrook Train Station).

Other Perth Metro workshops co-hosted with Frack Free Future listed here

For more information/details, call Simone on 0421 389 013, or email

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Perth submission workshops

Perth Frack Free workshops for the WA Fracking Inquiry, co-hosted by Frack Free Future and Lock the Gate, unless otherwise mentioned.

Wanneroo 19th Feb night

Wanneroo Library meeting room, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo WA 6065

Workshop : 6pm till 8pm


Osborne Park 21st Feb   (TWS/Transition Town Stirling)

Osborne Park - 21st Feb (Fractured State screening, discussion and workshop)

Osborne Park Hotel, 216 Main Street

Event starts 6.30pm


Wanneroo 23rd Feb day

Wanneroo Library meeting room, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo WA 6065

Workshop : 10am till 12pm\


Cannington 1st March night

Mills Park Community Centre, Lesser hall , 86 Brixton St, Beckenham WA 6107

Workshop:6pm till 8pm


Cannington 2nd March day

Mills Park Community Centre, Lesser hall , 86 Brixton St, Beckenham WA 6107

Workshop: 10am till 12pm

West Perth, Lotteries House 7th March (TWS)

The Wilderness Society office. Details TBC.


Fracking Q&A at UWA - Wednesday 15 March

UWA, Crawley

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WA Fracking Inquiry Public Meetings

The WA Fracking Inquiry Panel will be visiting a select number of communities across WA for "Public Meetings' in late February/early March. In August 2018, the Inquiry will deliver a report to the WA Government. The McGowan Government will then form a decision on whether to ban fracking everywhere, or allow it to go ahead in certain areas.

Monday 26th February 2018 Fitzroy Crossing 1pm til 5pm - Fitzroy Lodge
Tuesday 27th February 2018 Broome 1pm til 5pm - Lotteries House, Cable Beach Road East
Wednesday 28 February 2018 Perth 12:30pm til 4:30pm - Perth Convention Centre Meeting Room 7
Thursday 1st March 2018 Dongara 11am til 3pm - Irwin Recreation Centre, Ridley St
Friday 2nd March 2018 Dandaragan 10am til 2pm - Dandaragan Recreation Centre
Come along 30 mins before the event for a photo outside!

This is our chance to show the Inquiry Panel and the McGowan Government we want Western Australia permanently protected.

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Eneabba-Warradarge Community Meeting

While the new state government has imposed a temporary ban on 'hydraulic fracture stimulation' in our region (Mid West, Turquoise Coast and Midlands) while they run an inquiry, it hasn’t banned exploration for tight and shale gas, or other forms of gas extraction.

Join us on Thursday evening January 11 at the Eneabba Recreational and Sporting Centre, Eneabba Drive, Eneabba.

In response to some local community member requests, we have organised a community meeting to update you on the latest, and discuss what we can do to protect the area long term, like other communities have achieved across Australia (including now a full ban on unconventional gas exploration and production in the whole state of Victoria). We'll also give a quick update on the WA Fracking Inquiry that's open for submissions till 19 March.

Come along and see how you can protect our land, water and health. It will be a relaxed evening where updates will be provided, and there will be refreshments (supper) organised by local volunteers.

Eneabba-Warradarge Community Meeting
Thursday 11 January
5pm till 6.30pm
Eneabba Recreational and Sporting Centre
Eneabba Drive, Eneabba
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Community Town Hall Meeting - Woodridge

Event: Wednesday 29 November

Woodridge-Film-Night.jpgA Public meeting at the Woodridge Community Hall regarding the gas exploration licences over the area, and the risk of fracking gasfields.

Simone van Hattem, regional co-ordinator for Lock the Gate Alliance will be speaking, and a short film will be shown.

Wed 29th November - 7.00pm, Woodbridge Community Hall/Centre, King Drive, Woodridge.

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Community Town Hall Meeting - Dardanup

Event: Tuesday 21 November

AAA-GFFC-Labor-Rally.jpgThis is a public meeting concerning the new gas exploration lease recently obtained by Bunbury Energy (formally Unconventional Resources pty ltd).

This lease covers parts of the shires of Dardanup, Capel and Donnybook-Balingup and parts of the cities of Bunbury and Busselton.

We know that the gas in the South West is likely tight gas, we know that unconventional tecniques may need to be used to extract it. The fracking ban is not legislated and is restricted to hydraulic fracturing only. 

We do not want industrialisation of our beautiful South West and prime agricultural land.

All communities covered by this lease and exisiting leases are invited to a public meeting to find out more about what this means and what we can do about it.

6pm, Dardanup Sporting and Community Centre, Ferguson Road, Dardanup, Tuesday November 21

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Peaceful protest against SW gas leases - Bunbury

sw-rally.jpgEvent: Sunday 5 November 2017

A gas exploration lease has just been approved over Bunbury, Stratham, Boyanup, Dardanup, Capel, Peppermint Beach and Donnybrook.

Let the state government know that we don't want gasfields in South West WA. 

Meet at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Center carpark at 2pm. We will walk about 500m to another location.

Wear yellow & black or a costume. Bring signs. Musicians wanted- to play and lead singing.

Download PDF of A5 flyer to print or email. Print double-sided in colour or b&w, then cut in half to make two flyers.


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