Lock the Gate front man Drew Hutton to speak at the Big Pineapple The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) is proud to announce that long term environmental activist and Lock the Gate front man Drew Hutton will be on the Sunshine Coast to introduce his book : ‘Mining the Queensland Way’.
Mining is being promoted as the way forward to a better and brighter future for Queensland but the expansion of the mining industry comes at a social and environmental cost that is too often ignored. In his book Drew Hutton explores questions such as:
• Why are mining companies allowed to destroy the fabric of our rural communities?
• Why are vital water resources and prime farmland put at risk to serve the interests of the mining industry?
• Why do abandoned mines litter our state?
• Why are environmental regulations never enforced on Queensland mine owners?
• Why are environmental assets such as the Bimblebox Nature Refuge and the Great Barrier Reef sacrificed to the interests of the mining industry?
This eye-opening (and frightening) history of mining inQueensland exposes the increasingly dominant grip that the mining industry has on Queensland's social, economic and political psyche from its onset in the late 1880's to the present day proliferation of mega coal mines and the coal seam gas industry.
Drew Hutton will speak about his involvement with rural communities throughout Queensland and his experience working collaboratively with farmers, environmentalists and scientists to protect Queensland's communities and natural assets from privatisation and industrialisation.
What: Drew Hutton presents his book "Mining the Queensland Way" Where: The Big Pineapple, Nambour Connection Road Nambour When: 12 March 2014 - 7:00 – 9:00 PM (doors open 6.30 PM) Tickets: $20 (at the door and via www.scec.org.au/drew-hutton) Coffee, tea and bar available, all proceeds will go to support the work of SCEC.
Drew Hutton - Mining the Queensland Way
The Big Pineapple, Woombye
12th of March 2014
7 - 9pm (Doors open at 6.30pm)
Event Cost: $20
For further information 07 5441 5747
Big Pineapple, Woombye
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