Monthly Archives: September 2012

Day 50 in the forest

It’s hard to believe that already 50 days have passed in the Front Line Action on Coal camp in Leard Forest. One Maules Creek resident describes the camp as reviving the lost art of conversation – a gathering place where people can meet each other. Even in this small community there are a lot of […]


Three men who blockaded the Boggabri open-pit coal mine in Leard Forest on September 3 and 4 will appear before Narrabri Local Court this morning, as the Front Line Action on Coal camp marks its 50th day in Leard Forest. One of the protestors, Russ Watts OAM, 84 years of age, was arrested after a […]

Forty Days and Forty Nights

If this latest blog post seems a little late, it is because of how busy the camp has been over the last two weeks! Visitors to and from camp have been filling the air with the sounds of guitars, didgeridoos, drums and even a trumpet, but without wanting to take away from the atmosphere this […]


Two activists have scaled the coal-crushing plant at the Boggabri Coal Mine and are currently suspended about 20m above the ground with a banner saying ‘Stop the Coal Rush: Protect Health, Water, Climate‘. The NSW Government has recently approved a fourfold expansion of the Boggabri Coal Mine and last week the NSW Planning Department recommended […]