Water not Coal Rally Speeches

Events SHCAG - Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sorry for the delay but we have finally loaded up some of the speeches from the Water not Coal Rally 7 March.  Well worth taking the time to listen to Alan Jones, Richard Denniss, and our own Kim Martin

Especially timely if you'd like to know a little more about this before the upcoming election - inform yourself and use your vote wisely! 

Alan Jones:

Richard Denniss:

Kim Martin:

Slush Fund Allegations hit POSCO

Events SHCAG - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hume Coal owner POSCO is in the news in Korea - and not in a good way!  According to The Korea Times "Prosecutors have banned ex-POSCO Group chairman Chung Joon-yand and several other former and incumbent executives from leaving the country as part of an investigations into allegations of slush funds surrounding the steel giant's construction arm.  The executives now face a summons for questioning ... The investigation is likely to expand to the entire group ..."  

If you're interested (and we're sure you are!) you can read the full article here.  

Hell YES we are concerned about coal mining!

Events SHCAG - Friday, March 13, 2015

The Southern Highland News is running an online poll - Are you concerned about coal mining in the Southern Highlands? 

And the answer would be YES, we are definitely concerned about coal mining in the Southern Highlands!  They have very helpfully included a map, but sadly there is no mentioned of the potential impact on water ...  We sincerely hope that everyone that votes understands this critical issue ... 

You can register your vote here - please do! 

Authorization 349: A community fighting to save its water supply

Events SHCAG - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Some of you may remember a previous post about a photography project that Greg Sorenson & Yasmin Idriss were doing.  They have photographed and interviewed quite a few of our supporters and the exhibition is opening this Friday.  Here is the link to the event page on Facebook.  There are some great portraits and we'd love it if as many as possible popped in to the BDAS Gallery in Bowral.  Below is some further information for you: 


BDAS Gallery, BOWRAL - 28 Feb to 8 March, 2015

OPENING NIGHT - 27 Feb 2015 at 6pm

Authorisation 349: A community fighting to save their water, is a photographic project that has been undertaken in the Southern Highlands area over the last 6 months.

The project captures a moment in time during the critical climax of the Southern Highlands community’s fight to save their livelihoods and ground water from the irreversible and destructive impacts of a proposed long wall coal mine by South Korea steel giant, POSCO (Hume Coal).

The proposed coal mine licence is assigned Authorisation 349 (EL349) in all official documentation relating to the proposed mining activities in the Southern Highlands area.

The exhibition aims to capture the people and the landscape under the imposing shadow of high intensity industrialisation in one of Australia's most productive and beautiful food growing areas. 


FRACKMAN the Movie is coming to Kangaroo Valley

Events SHCAG - Thursday, February 19, 2015


Frackman is like no other Australian film. It aims to spark a broad national conversation about the risks of our headlong rush into massive coal seam gas development.  Five years in the making, it not only entertains and engages, it also gives audiences the tools to get involved in what is becoming the largest social movement our nation has seen in decades. It’s a deeply political film, but not the old style that is so badly failing us.  This the New Politics, bringing together old and young, city and country, conservative and progressive in a shared effort to prevent an environmental catastrophe.  Can we imagine any other issue that would bring together the likes of Alan Jones and Bob Brown?

See it and find out why.

When : Saturday 21 March 2015 at 7.00 pm

Where:  Upper Kangaroo River Community Hall


Hall opens at 5.30 pm with food and drinks for sale. 

Come early, enjoy a meal and a drink and meet your local LOCK THE GATE team.

If you'd like more information about FRACKMAN here is the link to the website

Hopefully we'll see you there!!!



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