Too Valuable to Mine: Coal Expansion on Nature Refuges

Hear the stories of those on the frontline of the campaign against coal in Queensland. An information night about the expansion of the coal industry into Western Central Queensland (the Galilee Coal Basin) and its impacts on biodiversity and communities.

6-8pm Monday the 12th October
Theatrette, Brisbane Square Library
Cnr Adelaide and George St, Brisbane City

Speakers include:
Paola Cassoni
Part owner of “Bimblebox”, a nature refuge in Western Central Queensland, threatened by coal mining. Paola will talk about her personal experience trying to protect Bimblebox from one of the largest coal mining proposals in the world.
Patricia Julien
Coordinator of the Mackay Conservation Group, will discuss Coal-based energy and synfuels expansion in Central Queensland: at what costs to wildlife and communities?

Paola and Patricia are in Brisbane to meet with ministers and protest at the Major projects Conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 13th October. You are invited to join them in their protest to say that Queensland’s coal industry should not be expanding because the cost to the climate and our local environment is too high!

10:30 am Tuesday the 13th October
Brisbane Convention Centre, Corner of Merivale Street and Glenelg, South Bank
Wear an animal costume for a biodiversity ‘die in’ or bring an animal placard or soft toy.
When October 12th, 2009 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM

Brisbane Square Library, Theatrette
Cnr Adelaide and George st
Brisbane City,
Contact Phone: 07 38465793

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