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A fantastic display of people power this week outside #dirtyAGL‘s AGM in the CBD to call out the climate criminal and remind it we are not going away.

Special thanks to, GetUp!, Lock the Gate, Ecopella and all the speakers for driving the points home and making it so fun.

Our message to AGL is to do the right thing and walk away — now — from coal and gas!

2016 AGL AGM

AGL AGM Rally, Angel Place, Sydney

28th September 2016
Dr Helen Redmond, Doctors for the Environment Australia

I’ve been asked to talk to you about health impacts of air pollution from unconventional gas development.

Air pollution is just one of the major health impacts of unconventional gas. Others include water impacts, land-use and degradation, underground chemical injection, and climate change.

Doctors for the Environment Australia has for years now held the view that the current assessment, monitoring and regulation of the unconventional gas industry in Australia are inadequate to protect the health of current and future generations.

We hold the position that the risks are so potentially serious, so difficult to manage and so likely to be long-lived, that any further development of this industry in Australia has to be seen as unwise and unhealthy.

There is still much unknown about health impacts, but in the last few years there has been a rapid rise in peer reviewed research on health and UG – nearly 700 papers in total. Most comes from the US where over 15 million people live within a mile of at least one active gas well.

Population health studies have now been possible. What is emerging is a correlation between proximity and density of wells and negative public health impacts. 3 studies report negative birth outcomes: low birthweight, preterm, and birth defects. Another finds higher well density associated with increased cardiac and neurological hospital admissions. In another, gas activity near patient homes was associated with increased asthma attacks.

An analysis of gas and air pollution papers published in the last 5 years shows the vast majority report increased atmospheric concentrations of pollutants.

These air pollutants include methane, hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds, also known as VOC’s. They can be released during drilling, methane separation, from the venting of wells, from holding tanks, holding ponds, compressors, diesel trucks and machinery.

Benzene is a VOC, part of the BTEX group including Toluene, Ethyl benzene and Xylene. BTEX is found in petroleum compounds and in coal and shale formations. Benzene is a group 1 carcinogen so there is no ‘safe’ level of exposure. Benzene exposure also occurs from cigarette smoke, traffic and aircraft exhaust. So we are all exposed to some extent, but effects are dose dependent. Benzene increases cancer risk, the risk of leukaemia, causes problems with blood cell production and immunity. Gas workers, children, pregnant women and the elderly or immunocompromised are at most risk.

Natural gas is largely all methane, a colourless, odourless gas. At concentrations of over 5% it is flammable, and at concentrations over 15% it can reduce blood oxygen levels and cause asphyxiation. In open air, levels are too low to cause any direct impact on health, but during gas extraction methane may leak out of equipment, pipes or through natural formations such as the ground or water ways. We call these “fugitive emissions” and they can affect health in 2 ways.

Firstly, the methane and VOC’s mix with diesel pollution in the presence of heat and sunlight to create ground-level ozone.

Ozone affects even healthy lungs, causing inflammation, reduced lung function and increased respiratory symptoms. Exposure to ozone is linked to increases in death rates, hospital admissions and emergency department attendances , mainly for breathing problems. Asthmatics are particularly vulnerable and ozone can trigger asthma symptoms and worsen chronic lung disease.

Secondly, methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and climate change is widely acknowledged as the greatest global health threat we face this century.

Studies of fugitive emissions show the amount of gas leakage in the order of 1 – 5% but you only need 2-4% to wipe out any benefit gas has over coal in terms of climate impact.

At the recent COAG meeting of energy ministers, Frydenberg emphasised ‘the growing importance of gas as a transition fuel’ and all states including NSW committed to expanding onshore gas extraction. They are dreaming. We’ve proved over and over again, communities won’t let that happen! And doctors won’t let that happen! This is a deeply unpopular industry, and for very good reasons.

With climate change upon us we don’t have time for a transition fuel, but nor do we need one! We have cleaner and healthier alternatives right now.

The risks are so potentially serious, so difficult to manage and so likely to be long -lived, that any further development of unconventional gas in this country has to be seen as unwise and unhealthy.


Speech for AGL AGM 28 September, 2016

Carol Bennett
for the Knitting Nannas Against Gas 0408 233 094


AGL – a destroyer of dreams…. Imagine you’re a young couple, either with small children, or about to start your family; and you find the home of your dreams in a new estate near Camden, the price is right, fresh country air, close to shops and amenities, perfect for bringing up a family. There may have been the mention of coal seam gas wells, but if you ask you’re told “they’re not a problem “world’s best practice”– nothing to worry about”. So you scrimp together the money for a deposit, mortgage your life away and move in.

But the dream turns into a nightmare – your children unaccountably start having frequent severe nose bleeds that gush out like a ruptured artery; children and adults alike are suffering chronic headaches and hay-fever like symptoms; your hair starts falling out …… which is when you discover that there is nothing benign about living in a coal seam gasfield..

The possible health effects of living in a gas field can include headaches, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, coughs, seizures, nose bleeds, dermatitis, skin rashes, nose and throat irritations, burning and irritated eyes, difficulty breathing, genetic defects, to say nothing of the associated psychological issues. Children and older people are the most likely to be affected.

There are 90 gas wells in the Camden gasfield, some only between 40 to 200 meters from family homes and schools, as the 2 kilometre exclusion zone does not apply to CSG wells that had already been approved. Some houses have horizontal drilling underneath them.

AGL’s first leak detection report on the Camden Gas project in 2013, showed 9 of its CSG wells to be leaking. Their second leak detection report in 2014 showed 11 leaking, and the report for 2015 showed that 19 were leaking – 1 “significant” leak (over 50,000 parts per million methane) and 10 “major” gas leaks (10,000 – 50,000 parts per million methane). As you can see the number of leaking wells is continuing to rise.

According to a CSIRO report for the NSW Chief Scientist, odourless methane poses two potential hazards: as an asphyxiant displacing oxygen needed to breath, and being flammable at sufficient concentrations.

Dr Anthony Ingraffea, Distinguished Professor of Engineering from Cornell University, has cited industry figures that say 6.5% of all well casings fail initially, leading to methane migration. 60% fail over 20 years. They ALL fail over time. Why doesn’t the industry fix this systemic problem? BECAUSE THEY CAN’T!

In Queensland, QGC dismisses the families experiencing problems caused by living in the gasfields around Chinchilla and Tara as “collateral damage”.

AGL must be aware of the problems, but continually maintain that the wells pose no health problems to families in the area. They have announced that they will leave Camden in 2023, several years earlier than first planned. Australian Mothers Against Gas has collected over 10,000 signatures on petitions, urging AGL to close its Camden operation. But the company refuses to accept or acknowledge them. They have also refused to give a schedule of when the wells will be decommissioned, or to respond to a request for information about which chemicals were leaked into the Nepean River during a flooding event in June this year, when some of the wells were submerged.

This is not good enough Mr Vesey. No family should have to suffer health effects in their own homes. You have the blood of children on your hands, AGL, but you CAN remedy it. You like to market the company as a “green” energy supplier – Prove it! (we won’t mention here that you’re Australia’s largest greenhouse gas emitter).

The Knitting Nannas challenge you, Mr Vesey, to show you mean it when you say you want a clean green company, by immediately announcing a schedule to start decommissioning the wells, and close down the Camden operation as soon as possible, certainly well before 2023.

The Knitting Nannas also challenge all AGL shareholders to add their voices to this request, and to ask Mr Vesey and the Board to make it a priority to speed up the withdrawal and closure of the Camden gasfield, so that the families living there no longer have to suffer the health problems they currently face.

Do it for the children – they are the ones who are being put at risk



Annual Report 2015

Stop CSG Sydney Inc.

Stop CSG Sydney is a non-partisan group of concerned residents and citizens who are united around the following objectives:

1.   To permanently stop all coal seam gas and unconventional gas mining activities in St Peters, and across Sydney;

2.   To achieve a moratorium on coal seam gas and other unconventional gas mining projects pending the outcome of a Royal Commission into the long and short-term physical, social, economic and environmental impacts of the industry; and

3.   A ban on hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and similar coal bed ‘stimulation’ technologies and techniques.


Stop CSG Sydney was formally incorporated on 5 April, 2012. We held our first Annual General Meeting on 27 October, 2013. We held our second Annual General Meeting on 28 September, 2014.


The campaign against the unconventional gas industry in NSW over the last few years has been a huge success in slowing down, and in some places halting, the industry.

Just 5 years ago, the gas industry calculated that it could extend from Queensland on the spurious, but beguiling sales pitch of “once-in-a-generation economic opportunities for the state”.

Since 2011, ordinary folk — from the country and city — have forced the unconventional gas industry in NSW into a holding pattern in some instances and a retreat in others.

The community-led campaigns have changed the political landscape and shown what’s possible when movements unite to protect land and water.

However the campaign must continue because:

  • AGL continues to frack in Camden, and wants to in Gloucester;
  • Santos is pursuing its $2 billion Narrabri plan to frack in the Pilliga; and
  • Metgasco is determined to frack at Bentley near Lismore.

The NSW government has also just announced the end of the Petroleum Exploration Licence buy-back scheme, meaning it is open to sell new licences across the state.

Real protections for the Sydney catchment, agricultural land and areas which are close to residents have not been legislated.

Patient and informed networking has been the backbone of the numerous mass rallies, human signs, water walks, blockades, pickets, direct actions and lock ons. They all played a role in forcing the major parties to modify their pro-gas policies before the March state election.

Under pressure from its rural base, we saw the NSW Coalition launch its Gas Plan, cancelling several petroleum exploration licences (including the PEL 463 covering the Sydney Basin) before the March state election.

The NSW ALP also felt the pressure, and has now introduced a bill to rule out gas completely in important parts of NSW — including the water catchment, Pilliga and Northern Rivers.

In the March 2015 election, the National Party — split between support for the industry and needing rural votes — lost a seat to the Greens.

The NSW Coalition has now cancelled (and compensated licence holders) 15 exploration licences — scaling back the area covered by either exploration licences or applications from 60% to 9%.

These gains are significant .However, the campaigns must continue and Stop CSG Sydney is prepared to play its role and looks forward to the challenges.

We — the Stop CSG groups — have an opportunity to show our strength at the People’s Climate marches on November 29 timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate talks in Paris.

It’s important that we do take a stand, and suport the nation-wide marches, because allowing the unconventional gas industry to continue will make Australia a worse climate criminal than it already is.

Cancel the PEL 463 licence camapign

Over the last year our main campaign was to get the coal seam gas exploration licence covering the Sydney basin — PEL 463 — cancelled.

It was successful.

We devised a campaign which included:

  1. Researching the exploration licence history of the PEL;
  2. Appealing to the Energy Minister to:  A) not allow the licence to be sold to UK companyIgas: and B) cancel it on legal, environmental and common sense grounds;
  3. Getting community organisations to support the Cancel the Licence campaign, including University of Sydney National Tertiary Education Union as well as other Stop CSG Groups (CSG Free Western Sydney signed on and helped organise an action);
  4. Approaching local government to sign on. Pip Hinman and Adrienne Shilling addressed Marrickville Council about the campaign and council signed on (unanimously). Council also organised four banners across the LGA declaring Marrickville “CSG free”.
  5. Letter boxing and door knocking in the inner west about the licence cancellation campaign in the lead up to the elections. We approached the Labor, the Greens and Socialist Alliance to help out (and the latter did).
  6. Hosting an election forum with local candidates which included asking them to state their views on cancelling the licence covering the Sydney basin. All agreed with the campaign. On other CSG-related issues we drew up a score card for the website and FB site.
  7. Holding petition and information stalls in the Marrickville Local Government Area —including at Land, Water Future events, local markets, and Dulwich Hill, Marrickville and Newtown Festivals.
  8. Issuing many media releases which led to several articles being published in the local press.
  9. Successfully securing a meeting with the Office of Coal Seam Gas where Lou Steer, Pip Hinman and Daniel Robins (Lock the Gate Alliance) asked a series of questions about the state of the licences in NSW. (Lou Steer wrote up a detailed report for Stop CSG Sydney.)
  10. On March 7, the NSW energy minister Anthony Roberts announced he had cancelled PEL 463. Compensation was also given to the company.

Stop CSG Sydney would like to again thank Karol Florek for his efforts in undertaking the research work for this successful campaign.

CSG Western Sydney and Gasfield Free Northern Rivers groups also ran sympathetic “Cancel the Licence’’ as fracking was happening in the same licence.

Stop CSG Sydney had proposed a large-scale concentrated effort on this campaign to other Stop CSG groups.

Apart from CSG Western Sydney and Gasfield Free Northern Rivers, other anti-fracking groups were skeptical and while it would have been good to have had several “Cancel the Licence’’ campaigns going at the same time that did not happen.

However, when licences started getting cancelled — even with government compensation — everyone was heartened by the result.

Stop CSG Sydney meetings and events 2014-2015 

21 September, 2014: Supporting Land, Water Future event, Climate rally Glebe


19 October, 2014: Launching the Cancel the Licence campaign at Marrickville Festival


6 November, 2014: AGL AGM in Angel Place, Sydney (Photo: Pip Hinman)



November, 2014: Supporting Gloucester residents in their campaign against AGL (Photos: Bernadette Smith)



November 2014 Newtown Festival (Photo: Bernadette Smith)


23 November, 2014: Mortdale RSL Combined Stop CSG Groups, pre State Election Meeting for Oatley Electorate about stopping Coal Seam Gas, speakers from Stop CSG Illawarra, The Australia Institute, Doctors for the Environment.

30 November, 2014: Hosted a water scientist Prof Stuart Khan, who contributed to the Chief Scientist’s report on unconventional gas which both the industry and activists believed helped their case.

December 2014: Council banner on display (Photos: Inner West Courier and Peter Boyle)



December 2014: Supporting the Knitting Nannas’ campaign at MPs offices in Sydney


28 February, 2015: Supporting the Walk for Water (Photo: Bernadette Smith)


22 February, 2015: Scorecard of parties in Summer Hill electorate, including talk from Dr Helen Redmond from Drs for the Environment and Dan Robins from Lock the Gate.


March: licence campaign with The Greens and Stop CSG activists (Photo: Peter Boyle)


March: Licence cancelled


PEL 463


19 April, 2015: Hosted talks with Camden activists and discussions with combined Stop CSG groups re PEL 2, Gloucester and Pillaga.

29 May, 2105: Occupied Country film screening with the filmmaker Jake Lloyd Jones. The film covered a group of NSW farmers who travelled to Tara to meet Queensland farmers and learn about the dangers of unconventional gas. (Photo: Pip Hinman)


March 25 and June 24 2015: Supported Frackman screenings, and attended a few with a Stop CSG Sydney stall.

July 2015: Pip presented on behalf of Stop CSG Sydney to the national Students of Sustainability conference in Adelaide along with Doctors for the Environment.

Stalls at various markets:

May, 2015: Addison Road Market stall (Photo: Pip Hinman)


22 August, 2015: Eco-living festival at Annandale (Photo: Pip Hinman)


Supporting the weekly pickets of AGL (Photo Bernadette Smith)


August 2015: Supporting the Greens bill to outlaw CSG in NSW (Photos: Pip Hinman)



We have engaged with communities across NSW about the dangers of unconventional gas, including supporting communities in Camden and Gloucester who are fighting AGL’s drilling and plans to drill.


We helped promote the following petitions:

  1. Cancel the licence covering Sydney (for much of the last part of 2014 and the first part of 2015).
  2. Petition to clean up all processes associated with the approvals,   licensing and regulation of the unconventional gas industry.


Events with other CSG/combined groups

23 November, 2014: Mortdale RSL Combined Stop CSG Groups, pre State Election Meeting for Oatley Electorate about stopping Coal Seam Gas, speakers from Stop CSG Illawarra, The Australia Institute, Doctors for the Environment.

19 April, 2015: held post election discussion with Combined Stop CSG groups to review PEL 2, Gloucester and Pillaga focus.

We have joined others, every Wednesday, from across Sydney and country areas to protest outside AGL’s headquarters in North Sydney against the NSW Government’s announcement to support its plans to start fracking more CSG wells in Gloucester.

Thanks to Elle Flikier for all the technical support at our meetings and events. Thanks to Bernadette Smith and Pip Hinman for the pictures of our campaign work.

We regularly promote actions and activities related to unconventional gas drilling in threatened areas other than our own immediate patch — notably in Bentley, Gloucester and the Pilliga Forest.

Regular meetings

For most of the year, Stop CSG Sydney has been holding meetings on a bi-monthly basis. We have held committee meetings every month at 22 Mountain Street, Ultimo.

We have had one meeting with the other Stop CSG groups concerned about the water catchment on October 25, 2014. (Since then PEL 2 — covering the water catchment areas — has been cancelled.)


It has not been possible to keep up to date during this past year. We are working on a plan to make sure it is regularly updated in 2016.


Our main public face has been the Stop CSG Sydney FB page. Thanks to Lou Steer and Pip Hinman for keeping it up to date with our activities, those of other Stop CSG groups and other informational articles.


Thanks to Pip Hinman we have our newsletter going out to our extensive mailing list fortnightly. It acts as a news vehicle as well as promoting events aimed at stopping unconventional gas across NSW.

Stalls and Festivals

Part of Stop CSG’s role is to raise awareness about coal seam gas and its effects on our environment, communities and economies.

We have a part to play in educating people who might otherwise not have heard about CSG or may only be vaguely aware of it.

We always need more volunteers to help educate the people who visit our stalls at events and markets and it is a great way to learn about the issues.

Throughout the year Jenny Seymour has efficiently and reliably co-ordinated volunteers and organised stalls at various venues in the Marrickville municipality, other inner west areas and across Sydney, as follows:

  • Dulwich Hill Village Fair, 14 Sep, 2014
  • Randwick Eco Living Fair, 14 Sep, 2014 (thanks to Rose McMillan for coordinating)
  • Marrickville Festival, 19 Oct, 2014
  • Newtown Festival, 9 Nov, 2104
  • Addison Rd Marrickville Organic Market, 15 Feb, 2105
  • Orange Grove Organic Market, 14 Mar, 2015
  • Frackman stall Dendy Newtown Cinema, 25 Mar, 2015
  • Addison Rd Marrickville Organic Market, 24 May, 2015
  • Frackman stall Roseville Cinema, 24 Jun, 2015
  • Students of Sustainability conference, 4 Jul, 2015 (thanks to Pip  for presenting alongside Doctors for the Environment at this popular students’ conference)
  • Hunters Hill Festival (shared with OLOWOF), 2 Aug, 2015
  • Footprints Eco Festival Annandale  23 Aug, 2015
  • 100th week of AGL protests, 2 Sep, 2015 (thanks to Adrienne)
  • Randwick Eco Living Fair, 13 Sep, 2015 (thanks to Rose McMillan for coordinating).

A special mention here goes to all the volunteers who turn up to help on stalls throughout the year, you are on the front line of our community education work.


Thanks to the income generated from stalls and Paul Benedek’s financial management our finances remained in a healthy position throughout the year.

(The financial report will be tabled at our AGM on November 14.)

Summary – the way forward

Despite a lot of progress being made — including the pro-gas ALP changing its position and trying to get legislation through the NSW parliament to protect a large part of NSW from the unconventional gas industry — the Baird government seems happy to support drilling in the Camden area, Gloucester and the Pilliga. It has also just announced that NSW is open for fracking business (see above).

It remains to be seen what the attitude will be to Metgasco’s push to get back to Bentley, near Lismore.

While we can and should do what we can to help communities that are on the front line, including visiting the protest camp at Gloucester — we are supporting the state-wide campaign to ban CSG.

We will help promote the People’s Climate March on November 29 as a way of helping promote the need to rapid change away from polluting fossil-fuels such as unconventional gas.

Our campaign stalls and information events are aimed at continuing to draw attention to the government’s contradictory stance towards unconventional gas.

However, given that the immediate threat to the inner west has now gone, our campaign work more involves supporting others on the frontlines.

Stop CSG Sydney remains a dynamic, local, grassroots community group with a place for anyone who is concerned about this risky, invasive industry.

I would like to thank the Committee for their wonderful efforts during the past year. If not for the team’s dedication, Stop CSG Sydney would not have been able to do all the campaigning it has over this past year — even without an immediate threat.

Pip Hinman

October 12, 2015

Notice of AGM – Saturday 14th November

Stop CSG Sydney will be holding its AGM for 2015 at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday November 14 at 4pm (after hearing from Julie Lyford and Melinda Wilson from 2.30pm). The ECOPELLA choir will be performing some of their fantastic anti-fracking songs in the Newtown plaza beforehand. 

You can rsvp to the official facebook invite or turn up on the day!

Flyer for AGM 2015
Flyer for AGM 2015


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over 2015 and encourage you to join or rejoin Stop CSG Sydney for 2016.( $20/10 concession). We need you to help make NSW CSG Free!

Please fill in the form (attached);

Stop CSG Membership Form_2015

You can deposit your membership direct at:

Bendigo Bank:

Stop CSG Sydney Inc

BSB 633000

Account Number 153872593

(Please leave your name)



Stop CSG Sydney is screening a short video, made in May, by some of the key organisers of the successful Bentley Blockade (near Lismore).

It looks at how the Bentley Blockade grew to be so potent, and pivotal to the success of the Gasfield Free Northern Rivers campaign to stop Metgasco.

It covers why the NSW government was then, and is now, so determined to override the wishes of the vast majority of the residents of the Northern Rivers? How did the community become so organised?  Why did they have so much support?

We believe there are some important lessons that can be learned from studying other community campaigns against CSG.

Stop CSG Sydney will also be holding its AGM on this day.

Please join us from 3pm-5pm Sunday, 28th September 2014 at Seaview Hall,  12-14 Seaview St, Dulwich Hill.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

All welcome!



Stop CSG Sydney will be holding two stalls this weekend, at two of Sydney’s great community fairs;


Sunday 14th September – 10am to 4pm - Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill

The Dulwich Hill Village Fair celebrates the delights of the Dulwich Hill village with live entertainment, children’s activities and a huge mix of market stalls including handicrafts, home wares, children’s toys and clothing and homemade preserves and sweets as well as a host of local foods including cakes, pastries, coffee, cheese and deli items and family favourites such as roast chicken.


For more information visit;


Sunday 14th September – 10.30am to 3.30pm
Randwick Community Centre – 27 Munda St, Randwick


The Randwick City Council’s tenth Eco-living Fair is a free event that provides the perfect opportunity for the community to come together to learn about the benefits of living a sustainable lifestyle.

Now firmly established on the calendar, it is fair to say the Eco-Living Fair is the premiere green event of the east.

Held in the unique setting of the Randwick Community Centre, surrounded by the Randwick Environment Park, the Eco-Living Fair has something for the whole family to enjoy with advice and information on offer from local community groups and green industry experts, delicious healthy food, free entertainment and kids activities and a variety of market stalls selling quality wares.

Many local partner organisations attend to provide information and conduct formal and informal talks and workshops based on the environmental issues that affect our community in their homes, at school and in the workplace.

For more information please go to Eco-Living Fair

Footprints Film Festival to show “Our Land Our Water” music video

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This is the second year in a row that Stop CSG Sydney member, Bernadette Smith has had her film selected for the Footprints Film Festival.  Her music video titled “Our Land Our Water” will kick off a string of films which are showing as part of the 2014 Ecofestival in Leichhardt, this Sunday 24th in Whites Creek Valley Park.

The video clip was made with help from Eora College students using the song “Our Land, Our Water, Our Future” written, performed and produced by Dexter Moore, as an anthem against Coal Seam Gas. There is footage of anti CSG protests and areas endangered by coal and CSG mining in the Hunter Valley and the Pilliga State Forest.

Stop CSG Sydney will also be running a stall at the Eco Festival from 11am till 3pm.  Make sure you stop in to say hi & sign our latest petitions! Find more event details here;


Bernadette Smith is an artist, writer, photographer and experimental filmmaker now based in Sydney.  In 2010 she was Vice President of Octapod, a not for profit independent arts and new media organisation.  And was part of the media team for This Is Not Art Festival in Newcastle. More recently her films were selected for the Cinco de Mayo Cinepobre film festival in Mexico, the Novembrism Underground Music Video Festival in Sydney and the 2013 Footprints Eco Film Festival.  Bernadette Smith is also the official  photographer  for  Stop Coal Seam Gas Sydney and is an occasional  writer  for the Guardian  and other progressive  journals.




Upcoming stalls!


We have some fabulous festivals & fairs coming up in the next few weeks. Come along to support Stop CSG Sydney, bring your friends and have some fun!

You can also volunteer with Stop CSG at our information stalls. It’s a great opportunity to meet others and learn about coal seam gas mining. If you’re doing this for the first time, have no fear because we’ll roster you for just two to three hours with someone more experienced !

Stalls are being held at:

Dulwich Hill Village Fair
Sun 14 Sep, 10am – 4pm
Marrickville Road & Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill
Volunteer shifts 10am – 1pm, 1pm – 4pm

Eco-Living Fair
Sun 14 Sep, 10am – 3.30pm
Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick
Volunteer shifts 10am – 1pm, 1pm – 3.30pm

If you’d like more information or to help email Jenny Seymour or ring me on 0422 005 744.



Come and hear Aidan Ricketts, author of The Activists Handbook and spokesperson for Gasfield Free Northern Rivers, speak about the community struggle against Metgasco at Bentley (near Lismore).


Join a Q&A about the sort of strategy that forced the government to suspend Metgasco’s operations at Bentley and find out about Gasfield Free Northern Rivers‘ campaign to cancel the licence.

Friday July 25,  6.30 – 8.30pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown
(opposite Newtown Station)

Entry $10 / $5 concession.
RSVP & share the Facebook event here!

Organised by Stop CSG Sydney Inc.

REMINDER: This meeting will replace the usual General Meeting held on the last Sunday of the month. Therefore there will be no meeting at Dulwich Hill on Sunday 27th July.