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The power of locking your gate

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:17 am
by HVPA_research
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Whether we like the idea or not, when it comes to coal seam gas, we are activists. It may still turn out that "locking the gate" could be our last defense line between us and a future Gasland. In this article Aidan Ricketts explains the legal implications and a hopeful light at the end of the tunnel in a clear and logical language. READ IT to get the taste of the Aidan's new and important book - we may need it in not too distant future.

The power of locking your gate
This article was recently published in Northern Rivers Echo on 14th June 2012 .

A question that is constantly being asked recently is 'What is the significance of putting up 'Lock the Gate' signs or declaring our communities 'Gasfield Free'? The simple answer to this is that the Lock the Gate strategy is a very powerful form of resistance to mining companies and the Gasfield Free Community Strategy even more so, but first let's look into the more precise legal and political questions involved.

Aidan Ricketts is a lecturer at the School of Law and Justice at SCU where his research and teaching specialisation is in the area of community activism and public interest advocacy. He is the author of the recently released Activists Handbook and a prominent activism trainer.