- Protect our land and water from mining.
- Honesty and integrity in politics
- Local jobs
- People before profits
- Improved heath and education services.

Friday, 8 February 2013

CSG protest news/pics from Doubtful Creek - February 7, 2013

The protest continues.
NBN News February 7

NBN Coverage Comment - Where else in the world would you hear the phrase "Police also had to content with a knitting Nanna." used in a news report? Brilliant.

Prime News Coverage February 7

Drew Hutton's arrest at Doubtful Creek.
Lock the Gate founder and president Drew Hutton submits to arrest at the community blockade of Metgasco's intended drill site at Doubtful Creek near Kyogle in the Northern Rivers region of NSW on 7 February 2013.

'I'm here in solidarity with the people of the Northern Rivers and I'm happy to be arrested alongside these brave people.' - Drew Hutton

'Only the Greens are committed to standing up for regional communities and their environment.' Senator Larissa Waters

Larissa Waters' Take Note Speech in the Senate Feb 6 2013. Larissa - Greens Senator for Queensland

In Senate Question time today, the Government refused to rule out the Federal Government handing off its environmental protection responsibilities to the states. Larissa Waters took note of the Government's answer and what it means for environmental protection.

Note: Federal Minister Tony Burke Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has today approved mining in the 'too precious to lose'  Tarkine region of Tasmania.

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