Educational Movie Series

The next MCG Environmental Education series will be Friday Feb 28th at the Cook Theatre CQU Mackay campus from 6-8pm.

Free but RSVP to Ros Lowry at 4953 0808 or email [email protected] for catering purposes.

Three short films will be shown. Two are from Lock the Gate and one is from  the Environmental health sector. The two Lock the Gate films are directed by two Northern Rivers film makers, who have volunteered most of their time. Please attend and make a donation to help us protect communities at risk.

35 min Undermining Australia. Personal stories of Australian whose lives have been changed forever by coal mining.
35 min Fractured Country About the risks to communities from invasive gasfields.
16 min film The Human Cost of Power is a new short film which explores the health and climate implications

of the massive expansion on coal and gas in Australia.

The film was produced for the Climate and Health Alliance – a coalition of healthcare stakeholders with a common advocacy agenda for action on climate change to protect and promote public health – and the Public Health Association of

Australia (PHAA). PHAA is the principal non-government organisation for public health in Australia.


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Landholders affected by rail lines

We held a meeting in Collinsville on 4 February to share our concerns with landholders about Adani's North Galilee Basin Rail. People present at the meeting heard from Fiona Campbell from the Environment Defenders Office about their legal rights, from Patricia Julien about the Environmental Impact Statement and Ellie Smith about Lock the Gate's work with landholders in the Galilee Basin,

The presentation for all three speakers from the evening is available here.

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Congratulations Mackay Conservation Group

Congratulations to you and your friends Ellen for a great job,

Cheers, Pippy

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Profile the Great Barrier Reef!

Here's a great graphic for your Facebook profile! Make sure you change it before GBRMPA makes it's decision on January 31st.

(You can copy it by right clicking)

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Countdown to Decision Day for the Great Barrier Reef

On the 31st of January the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) will make a decision on whether to allow 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil to be dumped in the Reef’s waters. From around the country GBRMPA has received tens of thousands of letters and emails to their office and thousands of calls to say ‘don’t dump on our reef’.

 Join us this Friday 24th January to let GBRMPA know that you don’t support dumping in the Reef’s waters.

This Friday - one week out from the looming decision - we are taking the community’s message to GBRMPA. In Townsville, a representative from the tourism industry will meet with General Manager Bruce Elliott to present a petition and urge him to refuse the sea-dumping permit for Abbot Point. This is the final stand to show that majority of Australians want dredging and dumping banned in the Reef.

In Mackay we will meet outside the GBRMPA office and make the message clear that we don’t support dumping in the Reef. We are the voice of the Great Barrier Reef and together we can remind GBRMPA it’s their job to protect our international icon.


What: Taking a final stand for our Reef to say no to dumping in the Reef.

Where: 43 River Street (cnr of River and Woods St), Mackay QLD 4740

When: 12 noon this Friday 24th January


Please click here to RSVP:


Lets stand together this Friday and remind GBRMPA it’s their job to protect our international icon.

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