Blockade stalls Maules Creek mine again

Protester road blocks & pole sit stop construction equipment at Leard State Forest. Read full details here in the media statement. Share...

Gomeroi woman, Dolly Talbott, addresses a gathering in Gunnedah

Gomeroi woman Dolly Talbott addresses a gathering in Gunnedah on Friday 24 January, here is a transcript of her speech: For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Dolly Talbott. I’m a Gomeroi woman born and raised in Gunnedah. My family are here among you today....

Roselyn Druce, Maules Creek resident, writing in the Northern Daily Leader

“It’s about time people understand why all this ‘activist’ action has been taking place in and around the Leard State Forest. It’s sad in this day and age that the people have to stand up and protect the environment simply because the government’s ministers and...

Authorities fail in attempt to evict Leard Forest protest camp

“Moves by police and the Rural Fire Service to remove protesters from two mining areas in the Leard and Pilliga state forests have been stymied after a last-minute intervention by a councillor. Narrabri Shire Council had been planning to evict the dozens of protesters...

Gomeroi Elders and community to undertake public spiritual ceremony

  This media statement comes from the Gomeroi who are the Traditional Owners of the country where Leard State Forest is: Gomeroi Elders and community to undertake spiritual ceremony publically because of the desecration of burial sites and ceremonial and camping...

Mine construction interrupted by Leard Forest blockade

BREAKING: Construction work on Whitehaven’s controversial Maules Creek coal mine in north west NSW has again been halted as the ongoing conflict over the mine reaches its eleventh day. A bulldozer that had been pushing the first cutting into Leard State Forest for a...

Namoi River may be threatened by Whitehaven mining

This is the Namoi River. It runs through farming land, and is a short distance from the Leard State Forest where Whitehaven and Idemitsu plan to fell more than half of the trees to construct a series of open-cut coal mines. Learn more about Leard State Forest and the...