Category Archives: Coal seam gas

CSG – When town came to Brad Hazzard (Lismore)

I’ve just read a couple of media reports about last Wednesday’s Brad Hazzard Lismore SRLUP* gathering. What a complete misrepresentation of the meeting! Continue reading

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CSG – APPEA tries it on again: Part 2

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CSG – APPEA tries it on again Part 1

This blog seems to have become a CSG activist blog, instead of a self-sufficiency blog.  We’re still working towards self-sufficiency (the latest projects are setting up the bees and hatching chickens) but all we’re writing about is stupid CSG.  I … Continue reading

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CSG Bull*&^% Detection 101

I’ve got so much use out of the term “legitimating story”, that I realised I’d really like to know terms for other ways in which media, miners or politicians try to frame people’s opinions.  So I went hunting…

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Pollies’ survival guide: avoiding difficult questions

Watching pollies and company spokespeople operate at CSG-related “community consultations” and “forums” (fora?) is such an education.  After only a few events, I feel qualified to offer this 10-point guide for aspiring pollies and spokespeople.

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Questions for the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

Here is a list of questions that remain unanswered after the Casino “forum” with Brad Hazzard.  I have emailed Minister Hazzard this list (with a nice note, of course).  If he replies, I will post his answers.

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CSG – When Brad Hazzard came to town (Casino)

On Thursday April 19, Brad Hazzard, the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, came to Casino for what was billed as a “forum”. Continue reading

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2012 The Mayan Word

My reasons for choosing to unplug from a disempowering, resource-hungry system, live more in harmony with nature (my own included), and be responsible for my own wellbeing are still valid two and a half years on since moving to The Creek. Continue reading

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The “Legitimating Story”

I recently stumbled on a very useful term: the “legitimating story”.  Nerd that I am, I got all excited, because here is a phrase that – in two lonely words – goes a long way towards articulating a technique of … Continue reading

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More on Arrow paying for police at Kerry

There’s been a fair bit of discussion surrounding the whole Arrow-paying-the-police arrangement. Continue reading

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