WA Opens the State to Fracking

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019: The McGowan Government has condemned some of Western Australia’s best farmland and significant cultural regions to being fracked, with today’s lifting of the fracking moratorium for existing petroleum titles. Huge swathes of the extremely productive WA Wheatbelt and Mid West regions, and key sensitive areas and wetlands across the Kimberley, can now be fracked, according to […]

Concern over expansion plans at WA’s Waitsia Gasfield

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019: Lock the Gate Alliance has called on the Western Australian EPA to listen to landholders in the Dongara region and publicly assess the Waitsia Gasfield proposal. Plans to expand the gasfield, which could be on of the nation’s biggest onshore gas developments, were released on last week and the public was given just seven days to […]

Locals applaud Shire of Gingin’s unanimous vote against fracking

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2019: In a move applauded by ratepayers, the Gingin Shire Council voted unanimously to oppose fracking for unconventional gas at its meeting yesterday. The vote follows a request from ratepayers to take a strong stand against the development of unconventional gas in the shire. The council also agreed to write to the Premier Mark McGowan expressing its […]

Mid West Farmers send an SOS to the world

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018: Farmers in the Mid West of WA have sent an SOS to the world in a bid to prevent their valuable farming land becoming a fracking sacrifice zone. The ‘Message in a Paddock’ includes an urgent appeal for funds to help the campaign to keep WA frack free. The Western Australian Labor Government announced in November that […]