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MR: Looking forward to a Gasfield Free future for the Northern Rivers

MEDIA RELEASE 9TH April 2015 Looking forward to a Gasfield Free future for the Northern Rivers With state election results now finalised, Gasfield Free Northern Rivers is looking forward to working with new and returning Northern Rivers MP’s to continue the ongoing work of achieving a Gasfield Free region. The CSG issue played a critical […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: COMMUNITY PRESENTS MORE THAN 6000 SIGNED POSTCARDS TO CANDIDATES

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers will today present Northern Rivers candidates with more than 6000 signed postcards. The postcards call on candidates to support the community’s call for a Gasfield Free Northern Rivers and have been collected in just six weeks. The postcards will be presented this morning at 10am at Riverside Park alongside the Wilsons […]

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Farmers not copping the Nationals CSG bull*#%! any longer.

Northern Rivers farmers will pay a visit to Nationals MPs offices in Lismore and Ballina today to show how fed up they are with the difference between the government’s CSG policies and their pre-election spin. To graphically illustrate just what they think of the Nats dishonest rhetoric and deceptive election spin, they will be setting […]

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Media Release: Northern Rivers CSG scorecard released: National Party must act

An alliance of people and community groups from across the Northern Rivers region has this week released a scorecard of political parties’ responses to crucial questions about unconventional gas in the region, revealing a major gap in National Party policy. The Gasfield Free Northern Rivers (GFNR) scorecard process asked candidates in Clarence, Tweed, Lismore and […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Licence cancellation another cynical vote grabbing exercise by NSW Government

MEDIA RELEASE: 9th March 2015 Licence cancellation another cynical vote grabbing exercise by NSW Government Gasfield Free Northern Rivers have responded with ambivalence to the announcement today that a petroleum licence in the south of the region has been cancelled. Resources Minister Anthony Roberts travelled to Grafton to announce that gas company Clarence Moreton Resources […]

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MR: NSW gas plan fails Northern Rivers Community

The NSW Gas Plan does not address community concerns on coal seam gas mining and ignores recommendations by the Chief Scientist, according to Gasfield Free Northern Rivers. The plan fails to consider that the people of the Northern Rivers have been loud and clear in calling for all unconventional gas licences to be cancelled. Other […]

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MR: National MPs miss window of opportunity to deliver gasfield free outcome

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has delivered their second “Window of Opportunity” to State members of parliament and candidates in the four state electorates of the Northern Rivers. The campaign brings together a series of questions related to unconventional gas mining in the Northern Rivers that many members of our community are most concerned about. All […]

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Media Release: Gasfields remain an existential threat to the Northern Rivers

Battlelines are being redrawn over gasfield developments in the northern rivers as the state government moves to exclude Ballina from gas licences but leaves the rest of the region exposed” That’s the message coming from Gasfields Free Northern Rivers spokesperson Dean Draper, following the government renewal this week of Darts exploration license over areas surrounding, […]

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MR: Metgasco gets slap down in Supreme Court for premature document search

Media Release 10 July 2014 In a Supreme Court decision on Wednesday 9 July,1 Justice Davies has ruled against Metgasco’s premature attempt to obtain documents used by the Office of Coal Seam Gas in making its decision to suspend Metgasco’s Petroleum Exploration Licence 16 over farmland at Bentley. “Metgasco’s attempt to rush the court process […]

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MR: Community congratulates government for upholding Metgasco suspension

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers and Bentley landholders have today commended the NSW government for its decision to uphold the suspension of Metgasco’s coal seam gas exploration licence over the Bentley and Casino area. The licence was suspended on 15 May due to ‘inadequate consultation’ after sustained and overwhelming community opposition which culminated in the historic […]

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