Knitting Nannas were among over 130 No New Coal protesters at Sandgate who stopped a coal train heading to the Port of Newcastle on Sunday. The protesters stood beside the track causing the train to halt, then nearly fifty people climbed up ladders to the top of a coal wagon or stood in front ofContinue reading “No New Coal”
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Santos AGM and Salt Waste
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends rallied outside Santos’ Sydney office on Thursday as the company’s AGM was happening in Adelaide. We joined with Adelaide protesters in objecting to the Narrabri coal seam gas development in northwest NSW and the Barossa project in the Timor Sea.
Why is the Hunter Gas Pipeline a bad idea?
Farms along the proposed 413km route of the Hunter Gas Pipeline produce cattle, grains, vegetables and fruit (some organic). This major gas infrastructure threatens all agricultural enterprises along the route and yet they have no protection from this toxic industry.
Nannas draw attention to water, our most precious resource
On World Water Day Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends ventured into the Botanical Gardens to make videos to remind Sydneysiders including ourselves how important water is. It doesn’t just come out of a tap! Looking around us we have to question whether our most precious resource is safe.
The Piss-off Policy
David Chadwick, a businessman and farmer from Coonamble, advised Hunter landholders that they have no option but to develop a strong and simple ‘piss-off policy’ to stop a gas pipeline being buried on their land.
East Coast Gas – the Big Picture is not what we’re told
Bruce Robertson, an energy financial analyst, recently addressed a community meeting of landholders who will be impacted by the Hunter Gas Project. He spoke about systemic problems and the corruption of process that are inherent to gas production in Australia.
Explaining Labor’s Safeguard Mechanism
On Wednesday evening Nannas met one of their heroes economist Richard Denniss after the forum on federal Labor’s Safeguard Mechanism at the Sydney Town Hall. The forum posed the question: will it safeguard the climate and the future, or the fossil fuel industries?
Preferential Voting Explained
Choose minor parties or independents with strong environmental policies as your first choice and put your preferred major party lower down. Your first choice candidate may be elected but if not your vote will flow to the major party. See our NSW Political Party Scorecard.
Gas – a declining industry
Last weekend Bruce Robertson was a guest speaker at a community meeting for landholders who will be impacted by the Hunter Gas Pipeline if it is built. He advocates that gas is a declining industry in Australia.
Violet is free
Sydney Nannas once again were up early to support Violet Coco outside court before her appeal hearing at the Downing Centre Court. Violet was sentenced in December to a 15-month jail term with a non-parole period of eight months.