Landholders welcome Nats unanimous support for right to veto gas mining

OCTOBER 30, 2016: Landholders across Western Australia have welcomed a decision by the National Party to support their right of veto over oil and gas companies wanting access to private land.

The WA National Party voted unanimously to support the right of veto for farmers and other landholders at their National Conference in Geraldton at the weekend.

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Local community welcomes City of Swan’s motion against fracking & unconventional gas mining

 

 

 OCTOBER 25, 2016: Landholders, business people and other concerned residents have welcomed a decision by the City of Swan not to support fracking or any other form of unconventional gas development within its boundaries.

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Labor's ban a step forward, but doesn’t go far enough: Landholders, residents

Landholders and others from across WA say Labor Leader Mark McGowan’s promise to ban fracking in the South West, Perth and Peel is a step forward but that it does not go far enough and will still leave communities vulnerable to the development of invasive unconventional gasfields throughout the state.

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Over 230 People Turn Out for Swan and Chittering Meetings About Fracking Risks

Media Release, 3rd October 2016

Over 230 people attended public meetings in Aveley and Muchea last week to hear more about the risks posed by unconventional gas mining to the Swan and Chittering Valleys. 

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John Butler tells Gas Industry to Frack Off! Announces a huge Margaret River Concert

 SEPTEMBER 21, 2016: Musician John Butler has organised a massive Frack Off! Concert in Margaret River on Saturday November 26th to raise awareness about the onshore gas industry in WA’s Southwest and fracking throughout the state.

The John Butler Trio will be joined by the beloved Pigram Brothers from Broome, representing the Kimberley region, Mama Kin and Ten Cent Shooters both from Margaret River. Perth based actor and comedian Peter Rowsthorn will MC the event. The low cost concert event will take place on Saturday November 26th at 3 Oceans Winery, between Busselton and Margaret River on the Bussell Highway www.3oceans.com.au

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90.5% of residents in Jurien say Yes to going Gasfield Free

 SEPTEMBER 20, 2016: Jurien will declare itself Gasfield Free at a community celebration tomorrow (Wednesday September 21) at the Shire of Dandaragan's Jurien Bay Office.

The declaration follows an extensive survey of the community that saw members of the community go house to house, road by road asking their neighbours if they would like to declare the area gasfield free.

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97.5% of residents in North Boyanup say Yes to going Gasfield Free

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016: North Boyanup will declare itself Gasfield Free at a community celebration today (Sunday September 18).

The declaration follows an extensive survey of the community that saw residents go house to house, road by road asking their neighbours if they would like to declare the area gasfield free.

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Swan Valley at Risk from Industrial Gasfields

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016: Public meetings will be held at Aveley and Muchea at the end of September, to discuss plans for industrial gasfields in the Swan Valley. 

Lock the Gate Alliance Mid West Coordinator, Simone van Hattem said there is a gas exploration license over a large part of the Swan Valley and the Chittering Valley.

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Another South West Community Goes Gasfield Free

SEPTEMBER 5, 2016: The community of North Boyanup in WA’s South West is about to join nearly 400 other communities across Australia in declaring themselves Gasfield Free, and have invited community members from across the region to join them for a Gasfield Free declaration day on September 18.

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Landholders call on new WA Nationals leader to support veto rights

AUGUST 9, 2016: The Lock the Gate Alliance is calling on the new leader of the Nationals in WA, Brendon Grylls to support the push for landholders’ to have the right of veto over gas exploration and mining on their lands.

Coordinator for Lock the Gate in WA Boudicca Cerese urged Mr Grylls to take a broom to the Nationals policies in relation to the protection of land and water from unsafe fracking and unconventional gas extraction.

 

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