Call the Premier

The NSW Independent Planning Commission granted approval to Santos’ Narrabri coal seam gasfield, putting land and water at risk.  If you’re angry and upset, make sure the NSW Government hears from you making a call today. Please try to stay calm and respectful when talking to them and let us know below how your conversation went in the comments below

Phone Premier Berejiklian on (02) 8574 5000

Phone Acting Deputy Premier Paul Toole on (02) 8574 7000

Phone Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall on (02) 8574 5450

You already know what to say. This decision will never be forgotten or forgiven. Here’s what we think:

  • The NSW Government failed to implement the Chief Scientist’s recommendations and failed to create laws protecting the water of the Great Artesian Basin;
  • This decision will affect people across a huge area of rural New South Wales, as it will enable six more gasfields Santos has mapped out;
  • The NSW National Party failed to act on a conference motion from members urging unused expired coal seam gas licences to be extinguished, so if the Pilliga gasfield goes ahead, it paves the way for industrial gasfields across the entire North West, from Moree to Coonamble, to Gilgandra to Murrurundi to Muswellbrook;
  • The destructive Queensland Hunter gas pipeline is designed to connect in gasfields across NSW will be a disaster for the food growing activities across hundreds of kms;
  • The NSW Government let the Commonwealth put the interests of the gas industry over the interests of rural communities in the state’s North West. 

Other ways you can push back against this decision include:

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*The Narrabri Fightback Fund will mean we can continue to push back against this coal seam gas project with everything we can. 

  • Your $50 will go towards investigating any legal flaws in the project approval
  • Your $70 will help undertake research into pipeline companies and partners
  • Your $100 will allow Traditional Owners and Farmers to meet with investors and shareholders

 


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  • Jane Richardson
    commented 2020-10-02 13:42:40 +1000
    To the Parliamentarians, If this was your backyard, would you allow? My heritage both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous. My Great, Great Grandfather and his family built a two-story dwelling, which was a stopover for the stagecoach. San Salvador also had rooms for the weary travellers and an Inn at Cuttabri. My Great Grandfather, Grandfather, and uncles also had properties that had the Pilliga Scrub as their backdoor. They would round cattle and horses that had strayed into the Pilliga and knew the land like the back of their hand. Stories would be told of individuals or families who actually lived in the Pilliga Scrub. The Kamilaroi people would sometimes stopover in a paddock on their property before moving on into the scrub. Destroy the Pilliga Scrub and you are destroying Heritage, Flora, Fauna, Indigenous sites, the underground aquifers, interference in the underground water path, and burial grounds. (Both Indigenous and No Indigenous) Will you or your family drink the water once the gas fields have been constructed? Is there one Parliamentarian who has the FORTITUDE and COURAGE to fight (Be the Voice of the People) and say NO? Are Parliamentarians PUPPET’s who allow others to pull their STRINGS? Parliamentarians what will be your LEGACY? Maybe that you stopped the Desecration and Annihilation of The Pilliga Scrub. WHAT A LEGACY!
  • Jane Richardson
    commented 2020-10-02 13:42:39 +1000 · Flag
    To the Parliamentarians, If this was your backyard, would you allow? My heritage both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous. My Great, Great Grandfather and his family built a two-story dwelling, which was a stopover for the stagecoach. San Salvador also had rooms for the weary travellers and an Inn at Cuttabri. My Great Grandfather, Grandfather, and uncles also had properties that had the Pilliga Scrub as their backdoor. They would round cattle and horses that had strayed into the Pilliga and knew the land like the back of their hand. Stories would be told of individuals or families who actually lived in the Pilliga Scrub. The Kamilaroi people would sometimes stopover in a paddock on their property before moving on into the scrub. Destroy the Pilliga Scrub and you are destroying Heritage, Flora, Fauna, Indigenous sites, the underground aquifers, interference in the underground water path, and burial grounds. (Both Indigenous and No Indigenous) Will you or your family drink the water once the gas fields have been constructed? Is there one Parliamentarian who has the FORTITUDE and COURAGE to fight (Be the Voice of the People) and say NO? Are Parliamentarians PUPPET’s who allow others to pull their STRINGS? Parliamentarians what will be your LEGACY? Maybe that you stopped the Desecration and Annihilation of The Pilliga Scrub. WHAT A LEGACY!
  • Vicki Brown
    commented 2020-10-02 13:31:34 +1000
    What is wrong with this government, well all governments, this is a very bad decision going against what actual people, citizens want.
    When the damage is done there is no undoing it and no amount of money can change that. So very stupid and Sad.
  • Kerrie Mcelgunn
    commented 2020-10-01 07:59:02 +1000
    I am totally flabergasted that this project has been given the go ahead. For godsake climate change is real!!! We have to move towards renewable energy NOW not procrastinate and get side tracked by getting to the renewable solution via flaming gas and increasing the greenhouse effects more by destroying the existing environment that is helping to store the carbon ie by clearing of all that forest to make coal seam gas wells for heavens sake WAKE UP!!!! Not to mention poisoning the underground water system that keeps the trees alive that make the air we breathe.
    I pray you reconsider your decision and stop work immediately on any further environmental damage . The existing gas we have in Australia is more than sufficient for us to transission to renerable energy
  • Emily McNee
    commented 2020-10-01 04:12:21 +1000
    More dececration of our natural resources, it is not for these entities to monopolise them.
  • Shelley Williams
    commented 2020-09-30 20:40:49 +1000
    Are our children & grand children & further generations to be poisoned by contaminated water & ground???? Are we to become a 3rd world country because of the pollution , the loss of habitat of our native animals & birds & ultimately the degradation of the land. Decisions made today by uncaring Premiers & politicions carry far reaching effects on people & the community …..just for greed & money!!!
  • Susanna Foran
    commented 2020-09-30 18:22:57 +1000
    How very disappointing & shameful. Do these decision makers not realise that they are undermining precious flora & fauna, and putting our future water reserves at risk?…not to mention poisoning the environment, and delaying the employment of natural sustainable energy sources. So sad :(
  • Jude Silvester
    commented 2020-09-30 17:14:49 +1000
    I’m so against this decision, but it seems the people of Australia get no say any more .
    Government won’t be happy until they have used and sold off every resource we have. Disgusted
  • Leon Knight
    commented 2020-09-30 15:39:45 +1000
    Every member of this government should be personally financially responsible for the cost of damage from this approval. Each should have $50,000 taken from their salary and put in a trust fund for restitution, controlled by an independent environment officer, and held for at least 20 years. Same goes for all Federal government members for pressuring the state government to act dangerously.
  • Bruce Lynch
    commented 2020-09-30 14:34:25 +1000
    Stupid decisions made by people living east of the great dividing range that effect the heartland of the state, they do not care or have any idea as to the impact and disregard the Chief Scientist’s recommendations and failed to create laws protecting the water of the Great Artesian Basin. Another stupid political decision with disregard top the consequences of that decision.

    What a legacy to leave to future generations, destroy the Great Artesian Basin water supply!
  • Susie Crick
    commented 2020-09-30 14:00:08 +1000
    I am horrified that the NSW Government has put the interests of the gas industry over the interests of rural communities in the state’s North West. This decision is so wrong on many levels and doesn’t consider our children’s future.

    Shame to the NSW State Government.

    How can Premier Berejiklian, her Deputy Paul Toole and Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall sleep at night after this immoral decision? Are they so arrogant not to take into consideration the Chief Scientist’s recommendations to protect the waters of the Great Artesian Basin?

    Greed and stupidity sums up the State Government’s actions. You are environmental dunderhead criminals!
  • Lynette Payne
    commented 2020-09-30 13:39:42 +1000
    Terrible news. The people responsible for this disaster. Do they all not have children, grandchildren? Like me they are probably going to be 6 foot under before the consequences are felt.
  • Bernadette Rye
    commented 2020-09-30 13:33:43 +1000
    Thanks for continuing to destroy our country. I hope your children are proud of you 😢😢😢😢🤗