The coal project that threatens Bimblebox was approved by the Queensland Government on 9 August 2013, and the Federal Government on 19 December 2013. Both consecutive levels of government in Australia are now allowing Bimblebox to be totally destroyed by mining. This is the first time since Nature Refuges were established that these conservation areas have been treated so poorly – as if they are ‘devoid of all vegetation’ (Clive Palmer’s phrase). There are also unfortunately many more Nature Refuges that seem set to receive the same treatment in the near future. Thus our combined efforts to safeguard Bimblebox Nature Refuge need eventually to take this test case to the point where we achieve proper legislation that will protect all high biodiversity value areas in Queensland, not only National Parks. Please let us know if you would like to get involved. Maybe you have skills that can help us out, even in practical terms on the refuge itself. There are also Bimblebox Documentary DVDs, our book Bimblebox - A Nature Refuge under Siege, "critters" (great Christmas gift!), and even t-shirts available (these have all been the initiatives of various Bimblebox supporters) all of which help fund our campaign. Our DVD and book are now on sale.
How to donate:You can make a direct deposit/EFT: The Bimblebox Alliance Inc., BSB: 633 000 Account Number: 152699526 Please identify your donation with DON and your last name as a reference. Or make cheque payable to: The Bimblebox Alliance Inc. and post to: The Bimblebox Alliance Inc, c/o Joan Vickers, Treasurer, 4 Margot Court, Toowoomba, QLD 4350. So we can identify your donation, please send an email to The Bimblebox Alliance Inc. containing your email address, name, postal address. telephone number and amount donated (unless you wish to remain anonymous), and state if a receipt is required. Or, use the online donation form below in AUD, or if an overseas donation, in USD (choose radio button 'The Bimblebox Alliance Inc.' in AUD form if donating to TBA). If you would like your donation to go to Bimblebox Art Project/Bimblebox 153 Birds, please:
- via EFT - use the account above, and put your surname and B153 as a reference and send an email so we can identify the donor, as above
- via online AUD donation form - Choose radio button option 'Bimblebox Art Project/153 Birds'.
- via online USD donation form for overseas donations - Put B153 in 'Comments" box.
- via cheque - as above