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

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 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 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.

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.

Darling Range Forum

WHEN: 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.

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: [email protected] or text or call 0421 389 013 Stay tuned for further events if you’re outside these areas!   --- 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." ---- 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: [email protected] or text or call 0421 389 013 ---- 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: [email protected] or text or call 0421 389 013 ----- 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: [email protected] or text or call 0421 389 013 ---- 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

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.

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.

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 [email protected] Previous events: Continue reading

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 RSVP now. Previous events: Continue reading

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. Continue reading