Mother and Son stop work at Whitehaven Coal Plant

Jocelyn Howden and son, Erland Howden, have stopped work this morning at Whitehaven Coal’s facility in Gunnedah as part of ongoing community opposition to coal mining in the Leard State Forest. They have locked themselves together, holding the gates shut, blocking...

Work halted in Leard State Forest despite massive police mobilisation

Michael Poland, 21, scales the 20m high rig. Photo on the inside. Michael Poland ascends to great heights to save the Leard State Forest. Michael Poland selfie 20m above Whitehaven’s proposed Maules Creek mine. Where has the forest gone? Part of the forest lies...

65 year old man halts work at coal plant in Gunnedah

Today a 65 year old man has halted work at Whitehaven Coal’s Processing Plant in Gunnedah as part of ongoing community opposition to coal mining in the Leard State Forest. John Ross, 65, has locked himself to the gates of Whitehaven’s Processing plant in Gunnedah,...

Work halted at Maules Creek mine site as father locks on to water pump

A group of protesters have blocked access to a water pump today in the latest of the unfolding protests at the site of Whitehaven coal’s controversial Maules Creek Mine. At the centre of the event is 41 year old father, Ken Aberdeen, who has locked on to the pump...

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Over 100 take on Maules Creek mine in historic action

Maules Creek, Monday 31st March 2014 In an unprecedented act, over 80 people have walked onto the controversial Maules Creek mine site today and immobilised machines, intending to stay in place for as long as possible. They are calling upon Environment Minister Greg...

Breaking: Former DPP solicitor takes her own direct action

Sunday 30th March, 2014, Maules Creek Earlier today, Sydney mother and former DPP solicitor, Marion Rose, chained herself to a water pump in order to slow the ongoing work of Whitehaven Coal Company at Maules Creek, next to the Leard State Forest. As a former officer...