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 […]

Geraldton residents “queue in” against fracking

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018: Dozens of concerned Geraldton locals have demanded their region be spared from the toxic legacy of fracking during a “queue in” at the office of West Australian Labor MLC Darren West on Friday. Geraldton Groundwater Protection spokesperson Lisa Smith said the McGowan Labor Government had defied the will of Western Australians by lifting the state’s fracking […]

Anti-Fracking Protesters to Rally at WA Parliament Today

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018: Farmers, Traditional Owners, union representatives and other concerned citizens will rally at State parliament in Perth today in protest at the McGowan Government’s decision to give fracking the greenlight. The event will mark the last day of the parliamentary sitting year and will see protesters taking on the gas industry in another tug of war designed […]

Private company to get taxpayer funded handout to frack the Kimberley

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018: Western Australian taxpayers will gift private oil and gas company Finder Shale a share of $5.3M in handouts to undertake exploratory fracking in the Great Sandy Desert, south east of Broome. The announcement of the taxpayer funded gift to a private fracking company comes just days after the WA Government announced its decision to give fracking […]

Labor Government Gives fracking the Greenlight in WA

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018: Community group Lock the Gate has expressed its deep regret after Western Australia’s McGowan Labor Government lifted the fracking moratorium in the state, and replaced it with very limited protection for a few small areas. WA spokesperson for the group, Simone van Hattem said fracking posed an unacceptable risk to groundwater, the production of food and fibre, […]