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MR: Northern Rivers in Gas Mining Limbo

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has welcomed the news from Minister Anthony Roberts of the time extension to the Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) buy back scheme, however they noted that the community needs the issue to be resolved soon. Thomas George’s comments yesterday that it could take years doesn’t meet community expectations and there is an […]

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MR: Region ‘counting on pollies’ to finalise CSG buy back

MEDIA RELEASE 27 MAY 2015 Region ‘counting on pollies’ to finalise CSG buy back Gasfield Free Northern Rivers is launching a celebratory countdown to the June 30 deadline set by the state government for the buy back of Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 445, which covers most of the Lismore state electorate and parts of Clarence. […]

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MR: Permanent Protection Getting Closer for the Northern Rivers

MEDIA RELEASE 26th May 2015 Permanent Protection Getting Closer for the Northern Rivers Gasfield Free Northern Rivers are very happy to hear the news today that several Northern Rivers MP’s are working to change the Government’s policy on unconventional gas by calling for a ban for the Northern Rivers at next month’s National party conference […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Nationals cynical electioneering won’t protect the Northern Rivers

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers says today’s non-announcement by the National Party, calling for the Government to buy back Petroleum Exploration Licence 445, which covers much of the Lismore electorate, will not protect the Northern Rivers from unconventional gasfields, and have called on the National Party to respond to overwhelming community will and promise to keep […]

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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: 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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Community returns to Bentley Blockade site calling for Metgasco licence cancellation

Hundreds of people from across the Northern Rivers will return to the historic Bentley Blockade site for a breakfast gathering today to call on the NSW Government to cancel Metgasco’s exploration licence PEL16. The community will also show support for Bentley landholders who will be heading to Sydney this week in the hope of again […]

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Pop up Event – Breakfast at Bentley

POP UP EVENT: BREAKFAST AT BENTLEY BLOCKADE CAMPSITE 7- 9am Monday 23rd June. With the NSW government reviewing their decision to suspend Metgasco’s license at Bentley it is vital to remind them of Metgasco’s failure to undertake genuine community consultation and the overwhelming community opposition to the gasfield industrialisation of our region! Come gather at […]

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