Friends of the campaign

Maules Creek Community Council (MCCC)

A residents’ group formed in 2010 out of concern over the expansion of coal and gas in the local area. Maules Creek is a small farming community that sits at the foothills of the Nandewar Range and is the township closest to Leard Forest. The MCCC exists to inform and empower the community and to fight to maintain the community’s health, lifestyle and water quality. You can follow the MCCC on Facebook, Twitter, and on its website.


A collective campaigning to support Jonathan Moylan, 25, a founding participant of the Front Line Action On Coal camp in Leard State Forest. Moylan is facing up to ten years in prison and a $765,000 fine for allegedly sending a press release highlighting ANZ’s role in funding the Whitehaven open cut coal mine planned for Leard State Forest. Moylan’s court case will be heard in Sydney in June 2014. You can follow this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and on its website. – Maules Creek Campaign

Lock the Gate – North West NSW – Farmers and environmentalists unite to stop coal and coal-seam gas

Quit Coal – Melbourne and Sydney

Greenpeace – Maules Creek Campaign

Australian Student Environment Network

Nature Conservation Council of NSW – Icons Under Threat Campaign

The Wilderness Society  – Fossil Fuels Campaign

Blackhole Documentary



Mining The Truth documentary – In 2012, 60 students and young people travelled to communities affected by mining around Australia. They heard from Aboriginal traditional owners, coal miners, doctors, farmers, parents and many others, who have experienced the social and environmental impacts of coal and gas development.

Nature Conservation Council of NSW infosheet by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW

National Parks Association of NSW campaign page of the National Parks Association of NSW

Namoi Catchment Water Study useful information from a government/industry group – Namoi Catchment Water Study

Stop Pilliga Coal Seam Gas – The Pilliga scrub, an hour’s drive from the FLAC camp, was saved by community, legal efforts and blockades ten years ago. Now AGL is drilling for coal-seam gas.

Caroona Coal Action Group – An hour from the FLAC camp, blockading BHP’s longwall coal mine.

Rising Tide – direct action at the world’s largest coal export port, Newcastle

Coal Terminal Action Group – campaign against the fourth coal terminal in Newcastle which would provide capacity for Leard’s mines

Rivers SOS – protecting rivers from mining and extractive industries in NSW

Kate Ausburn – Independent journalist with plenty of information about Gunnedah coal

Beyond Zero Emissions – How Australia can power itself with 100% renewable energy by 2020