Monthly Archives: February 2013

Day 207

Our story today begins with former Whitehaven managing director Tony Haggarty telling national media that nobody is making money on coal at the moment after the company posted a $47 million quarterly loss. It makes us wonder why the company wants to evict part of a community and destroy a large forest to make way […]

Day 198

One week ago, Tony Burke hoaxed the nation by pretending he wasn’t really approving the Maules Creek Mine and the expansion to the Boggabri Mine. His approval conditions are online, so you can decide for yourself, but if he says he can still knock them back, we’re more than willing to hold him to it. […]

Tree-Sitter Stops Clearing at Boggabri Mine

An activist is suspended high up in the air from a tree-sit attached to two excavators and two bulldozers to prevent ongoing destruction of the Leard State Forest by Idemitsu’s Boggabri Coal, who were given approval to quadruple the impact of their mine on the forest by Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke late yesterday afternoon. […]

Day 188 – Days of celebration

The buzz of celebration among the crowd out here at camp stands in marked contrast to the frowns and bellyaches that must fill the board-rooms of Australia’s coal companies… we have plenty to be happy about! Tuesday marked our six-month anniversary of our outpost of dissent nestled in a thriving Box-Gum Woodland forest at the […]

Day 182

It’s hard not to notice the broad smiles on Maules Creek farmers’ faces this week as the last two days gave the soil another good soaking. Frogs, lizards and other critters are becoming more noticeable as the creeks fill with life-giving water, a sight we have rarely seen in the six months we have been […]