“The Great Australian Bight is the greatest whale nursery on this planet. The whale story where I come from is my university, my school… Whales like sperm whales, blue whales, pygmy blue whales, killer whales, humpback whales – they travel down there to honour that great journey, that song, that story of the great white whale Jeedara that is there now… ” - Bunna Lawrie, Mirning Elder.
How do you know when a tax regime isn't working? When industry demands that it be kept as is! Major oil and gas producers have called on the government to resist demands to tighten up Australia's primary tax on oil and gas, the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT). Greenpeace Australia Pacific and the Tax Justice Network have argued that it is time to end the industry's free ride.
It was the people vs oil, and we: the people, just won. Having BP rule out drilling in the Bight is a momentous win that thousands of people like you and dozens of communities made possible. Thank you all for standing up for the Bight!
A diverse group of over 300 community members, including Reef Coast locals and Traditional Owners from the Abbot Point area have delivered mining giant Adani messages from over 2,000 Australians, who have pledged to take peaceful civil disobedience to halt Adani’s Galilee coal projects and Abbot Point port expansion on the Great Barrier Reef.
Blog post by Andreas Widlund on board the Polar Pioneer
My name is Andreas Widlund. I am 27 years old, and I grew up in Umeå in the Northern part of Sweden. As you read this, I will have boarded Shell’s oil rig, Polar Pioneer, that is on the way to the Arctic to drill for oil. We are an international climbing team of six, who are the middle of the Pacific Ocean to send a clear message on behalf of many more. But before I go deeper into why, I would like to tell you how I got here.