Massive opposition to 850 fracking holes in the Pilliga

Sunday, 27 December 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Polly Cutmore

 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

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Knitting Nannas & Friends For Freedom From Fossil Fuels

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Hundreds rally in Australian capital cities against the $3.6bn Narrabri gas project | Indigenous Australians | The Guardian

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