We have already made one field trip to the Western Downs, interviewing, photographing and writing about farmers, communities, politicians, Indigenous people and 'Blockies' affected by coal seam gas extraction on traditionally rural and residential land.
A snapshot of our content is here. Post-production of video interviews continues, and they will be available progressively on our YouTube channel and featured in Crikey stories and on our blog The Wellhead. You can see photo essays of the Western Downs here.
What We Need & What You Get
We're very pleased and grateful for the great contributions to our previous fundraiser. However, our project is still not fully funded. Please help support independent media and help us ensure our workers are not out of pocket for producing this project. We will also use any additional funds raised to support taking the investigation further, for instance, by editing our 5 hours of film footage into a documentary.
The mainstream media has not told the real stories of lived experience on the Western Downs, as communities grapple with the incredible speed of coal seam gas development. Please support our fundraiser to relay these stories to a broader audience, and to impact on the future sustainability of the human and social environment in a lovely part of Queensland country.
Dr Mark Bahnisch