When Polly Cutmore heard that Minister Susan Ley had approved the 850 gas fracking wells in the Pilliga she immediately took a detour to Canberra to rally against the announcement. She talks of her peoples battle to survive recent persistent heatwave temperatures in Nth Western NSW around her hometown of Moree. We chat about the importance of allies giving financial and other support in our shared struggle to protect country.
On 27th November 4 days after Minister Susan Leys dreaded announcement, hundreds of people in Canberra, Sydney , Melbourne and Brisbane protested to stop fracking in the Pilliga. Annie, Chris and Gill from the Knitting Nannas & Friends For Freedom From Fossil Fuels express why they are appalled at the coalitions decision to bankroll fracking .
Uncle Kevin Buzzacott talks about the persistent demolition of sacred sites by unwelcome mining companies in his Arabunna nation .
Guests: Polly Cutmore Gamilaroi elder from Moree
Gill, Chris, Anni: Knitting Nannas & Friends For Freedom From Fossil Fuels
Uncle Kevin Buzzacott: Arabunna Elder: Veteran campaigner against uranium mining.
Poem: "Enough, by Mary Gudrum
Song: Cathie O Sulllivan Song of Artesian Water - Cathie O'Sullivan by undercovermusic
This week's show is #1275 and was produced Bec Horridge
Megan Williams, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge & Nicky Stott