Come out to camp! Skillshare week

Tomorrow is the start of the FLAC Boggabri Blockade Skillshare, and we will be moving into the forest near the mine. Come for the week, part of it, or stay for longer. We’ll be sharing campaign and tactic skills, doing mine tours, and taking action. More details are on the Facebook event page, or you can call Murray on 0418754869, or Jonathan on 0431289766 (the second number won’t work out in the bush).

The site will be visible from Leard Forest Road – here are the directions to get there:

Turn off the New England Highway just past Willow Tree and turn left down the Kamilaroi highway. Go through Gunnedah and Boggabri (last shops and fuel at Boggabri). 2.5km past Boggabri you’ll see the Manila road on your right – take that. You’ll go over an iron bridge over the Namoi River and come to a T-intersection 2.5km after the turn-off. Turn right towards Dripping rock and drive for 5.3km. Take a left (sign-posted towards Maules Creek) on the Leard Forest Road. After 5.7km you’ll pass the main entrance to the Boggabri mine. Keep going straight ahead, after 700m you’ll come to the haul road (watch carefully for coal trucks – they come every seven minutes or so). Go another 1.1km and you’ll find the camp on the corner of a left turn. Say hi to everybody and then treat yourself to a cuppa before setting up a tent (if you don’t have a tent we have a few spares).