“Santos donated $134,584 and paid no tax on a total income of $3.4bn. Chevron Australia Pty Ltd donated $118,225 and paid no tax on a total income of $2.1bn...”
Who is it, apart from those political parties that received the donations, that genuinely would argue that the parliamentarian decision making process benefits from allowing fracking and fossil fuel companies like Santos and Chevron to donate large sums to those who make the decisions?
Something's gotta change, Australia!
• Origin Energy 💰 $11,917,688,617 🆓 $0 tax
• Energy Australia 💰 $7,755,881,032 🆓 $0 tax
• Santos 💰 $3,476,002,729 🆓 $0 tax
• Aus Gas Network Holdings 💰 $615,320,523 🆓 $0 tax
People in the Northern Territory and Lock the Gate held a rally in Darwin on 18 November to highlight the dangers and community opposition to fracking.
Jill and Colin were part of a small Victorian group who went there to support them. They write:
“It was a great experience and we were impressed by the resolve of the people we met at the rally. It was fantastic to see so many people there, 600 plus. They face an uphill battle even though it was an election pledge to put in place a moratorium and to hold an enquiry into fracking.
Like Victoria they are under enormous pressure from the federal government to give fracking and gas mining the go ahead. At this stage the feeling is that the labour government would like to give fracking the go ahead but may respond to widespread community opposition.”
Colin was one of the speakers. Here is a link to a fantastic short video of the rally:
December 2, 2017, 4:00pm - December 2, 2017, 8:00pm
FAMILY FRIENDLY GET TOGETHER
Its time to celebrate!
Geelong and Surfcoast are invited to come together in a joint call to stop Adani's insane, climate destroying mine and enjoy an family friendly get together at the end of the year.
Tickets are $5 (proceeds going to support Stop Adani Geelong) | No cost for kids
Food and drinks available to purchase at The Farmers Place Cafe.
Seats are limited, so for dinner, even though you've bought a ticket, you still need to call the venue to book a table:
Call The Farmer’s Place on 0499 333 093.
Free face painting for kids
When: Saturday 2nd December 4pm-8pm
Venue: The Farmers Place (675 Anglesea Rd, Mt Duneed)
Contact: 0499 333 093
For our Future | For our Children
PLEASE NOTE: In order to assist the planning of this event, please make sure you book your tickets as early as possible.
November 30, 2017, 6:30am - November 30, 2017, 9:00am
Yep, you heard right... Friends of the Earth's breakfast rave is back!
Right now in the Northern Territory, traditional owners and farmers have a huge fight on their hands to stop the NT Gas Pipeline from being built. If built, it will open the territory up to fracking which will result in greenhouse gas emissions five times the scale of the Adani mine.
Having smashed the fracking industry in Victoria, we want to help others ban it across the country. So we're holding a fundraiser to support these communities for land rights, not mining rights, and to protect the NT from the destructive fracking industry. 100% of donations will go to SEED Indigenous Climate Action Network NT.
So, picture this. It's a sunny November morning. You could be at home trying to jump-start yourself with coffee, but instead you're dancing to DJ beats with all your friends, eating yum pastries and summery fruit and coffee in between. Come join us for a before work morning boogie.
Entry by donation (recommended $5-$20)
Breakfast & Coffee by donation.
We acknowledge that this event will take place on the country of the Wurundjeri people. Their sovereignty was never ceded and we will continue to work with them for social justice as well as climate justice.
Report by Matthew Meagher, Future Directions International: ‘Hydraulic fracturing – does fracking have a place in Australia’s energy future?’
“Fracking has been proposed as a solution to Australia’s current energy crisis, with advocates arguing that the removal of state bans to allow the production of unconventional resources will end the shortage and lower electricity prices. Those opposing the notion have voiced environmental concerns and pointed to the fact that there is an abundance of conventionally sourced gas leaving the country as a lucrative export. There are valid arguments supporting both sides of the debate. The dilemma for policy makers is whether to risk long-term environmental and social sustainability to provide a reliable supply of energy now to the domestic household and industrial market, at a low cost.”
Hydraulic fracturing (more commonly known as “fracking”) is a controversial process used to extract natural gas from unconventional resources. It has been applied commercially since the 1950s but has recently become a subject of intense debate. This is due to the massive increase in gas produced via...