Category Archives: Coal seam gas

Police conceal identification at CSG blockade

As local CSG blockades gather momentum, and numbers swell at blockade camps, I’d just like to draw attention to something that happened at the Glenugie blockade, in the hope that by “calling” it, it might help reduce future incidences. Continue reading

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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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