Knitting nannas needle Lismore MP
IN JUST five weeks the Knitting Nannas Against Gas phenomenon has gone global, attracting 13,000 people to their Facebook page last week and 11,000 this week.
Following a protest knit-in outside the office of member for Lismore Thomas George yesterday, KNAG member Clare Twomey said the dedicated grandmothers are off to Queensland next month to support the folk of Tara and Ackland.
"We are going to carpool up to Brisbane and get on the bus run by the CSG-free Brisbane group," she said.
"We have been invited by the women of Tara to come and support them."
"The people of Tara are saying their community has been devastated by CSG mining and in the community of Ackland there is only one person left living there."
Ms Twomey said after the group's second protest yesterday they will continue to demonstrate until Thomas George listens to them.
"We would just like him to recognise that his job is to represent us and not his political party and we will just keep visiting him until he listens to us."