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Biderap Dry Season [Jan-Feb]

Hot, dry weather. High temperatures and low rainfall.  Female Common Brown butterflies are flying.

Bowat (tussock-grass) is long and dry.

The Southern Cross is high in the south at sunrise.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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CSG Forum

csg-chinchillaCSG wells south of Chinchilla in SE Qld - CSG Forum is an informal forum of those concerned about the prospect of coal seam gas and other mining activities in the Bass Coast region.  It is intended to share information and enable timely notification of 'breaking news'.  This will help you to find out or if your property is threatened.

An email distribution list has been established to facilitate sharing of such information.

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Listed below is the information currently available - all are less than 1MB in size unless otherwise noted.

Fact Sheets

Reforming mining law in Victoria - EDO

Latrobe Valley opposition to Export Coal Mining

Potential Hazards

Mining Techniques

Your rights against coal mines - EDO

Consent for Low Impact Exploration - DPI

Landholder information booklet - DPI


27-Apr-12 7:30 report with Alan Bawden interview

15-Feb-12 Interview - Cr P Wright (3MB)

28-Feb-12 North Dakota fracking boom: the cost is yet to come

14-Jan-12 Stink over coal seam leak

12-Jan-12 Bligh mystified by council's coal seam gas ban

Web Links

Lock the Gate Gippsland

DPI - Earth Resources

Environment Victoria's Coalwatch

Gippsland Action Group

Coal Seam Gas News



27-Mar-12 - Council Submission on EL5416

EL5416 - east of Wonthaggi

EL5270 - covering much of Bass Coast


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