Anti-CSG movement calls for calm as tensions rise
LEADERS of the anti-CSG movement are calling for calm and restraint as tensions continue to rise across the region.
This year has seen rapid community mobilisation against gas mining, with the formation of 18 community groups opposing the industry and about 70 communities declaring themselves gas field free.
Gas Field Free Communities co-ordinator Annie Kia said there was a lot of fear and anger within the community about gas mining.
"These are strong emotions and it's important for members of the public to remember that no matter how much we disagree with what someone is doing, we need to continue to treat everyone including our opponents with respect as people."
Aidan Ricketts, author and activist educator said such rapid growth bought challenges.
"This is going to be a long struggle and the public needs to move forward in a safe and effective way over the coming year.