Tara Blockade

Blockaders claim victory at Tara: Queensland Gas Company in breach of environmental authority

Lock the Gate Press Release April 3rd 2011 The blockaders at the Tara residential estate claimed victory today in their campaign to stop QGC (British Gas) from building a pipeline on to their estate. The police have packed up and left, telling the protest group this was a "civil matter now". QGC have stopped all work on the pipeline.

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Drew Hutton arrested at gas pipeline blockade

On March 29th Drew Hutton, spokesperson for Friends of the Earth and leading campaigner for the national Lock the Gate campaign, was arrested at the Tara anti-coal seam gas blockade. He appeared in court the following day after spending the night in custody where he was bailed to appear in court in April.