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No Fracking Welcome for Premier and Cabinet in Swan Hills

Protect our food & water: Ban fracking

SUPPORT for a ban on fracking is growing everyday. President of the CWA Bullsbrook Branch, Marion Bom, has a clear No Fracking WA message for Premier Mark McGowan. Please sign the petition http://www.frackfreewa.org.au/ban_all_fracking_in_wa to show your support for the people of regional WA and everyone who drinks water and eats food and wants it to remain clean. #FrackfreeWA

Posted by Frack Free WA on Monday, 19 November 2018

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18: Swan Hills residents and other concerned citizens will rally outside the Community Cabinet Meeting in Ellenbrook today to send Premier Mark McGowan and his Ministers a clear No Fracking message.

The snap protest action comes as the State Government prepares to hand down its decision on whether or not to give fracking the greenlight in Western Australia.

It follows a resolution by two key Aboriginal Groups in the Kimberley to oppose fracking on their lands and the publication of a letter from 26 prominent Australians, including Professor Fiona Stanley, John Butler, Peter Garrett and Jimmy Barnes, calling for a ban on fracking in WA.

The protest action is being organised by Lock the Gate Alliance and communities in the area who have already declared their districts off limits to the gas industry including The Vines and Swan Hills.

Kids ask Mark McGowan : "Please be our Superhero"

SIX young girls from Dandaragan yesterday asked Premier Mark McGowan to be their superhero and ban fracking. Please sign the petition: http://www.frackfreewa.org.au/ban_all_fracking_in_waThe girls' plea came as locals and other concerned citizens called on the WA Premier and Cabinet to ban fracking across WA at a rally outside the Community Cabinet meeting in Swan Hills. #frackfreeWA #LocktheGate #KeepthePressureUp

Posted by Frack Free WA on Sunday, 18 November 2018

A spokesperson for No fracking The Vines (?) Dr Bryan Whan said the action was designed to ensure that State Cabinet was left with no doubt that community opposition to fracking was strong, especially in the marginal seat of Swan Hills.

“The people of this area along with many others

across the state area extremely concerned at the prospect of fracking in WA,” Dr Whan said.

“We are concerned at the impact on health, land, water, air and climate stability.

“Fracking is not something we need or want in WA. It is risky, dirty and unnecessary.

“We will be rallying outside the Cabinet meeting to welcome the Premier and Ministers to our community with a clear message that we want the Cabinet to ban fracking statewide.

“Currently we have a ban on fracking covering the South West, Peel and Metro regions so why not everywhere in WA?”

A Message for Mark McGowan: Ban Fracking in WA

The messages are coming in loud and clear. The people do not want WA fracked. Please sign the petition and help spread the word. http://www.frackfreewa.org.au/ban_all_fracking_in_wa #FrackfreeWA #LocktheGate #ProtectOurWater #ProtectOurHealth #ProtectOurClimate

Posted by Frack Free WA on Monday, 19 November 2018

 

A spokesperson for Lock the Gate Simone Van Hattem said the case against fracking WA was growing everyday with unions, local communities, individuals, academics, artists and an increasing list of MPs all supporting calls for a permanent legislated ban on fracking in WA.

“In September we had more than 50 of the nation’s leading scientists including climate scientists telling the Premier that developing a fracking industry in WA would be “grossly irresponsible” given its likely impact on global climate stability,” Ms Van Hattem said.

“We are rallying today to remind the Premier and the Cabinet that the fracking industry does not have a social licence to operate in WA and we are calling for a permanent legislated ban on fracking.”