Protect our water, land: farmers

Farmers and land owners are marching to Parliament House.
Farmers and land owners are marching to Parliament House. Jessica Grewal

THE cries of grieving farmers and land owners are being heard throughout Sydney's CBD as protesters march to Parliament House to demand an audience with NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell.

Chanting the words "city and country, united we stand - protect our water, protect our land", farmers from all walks of life are rallying to send the State Government a clear message - the fight against coal mining is only just beginning.

Dozens of protestors from the Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley gathered in Martin Place on Tuesday morning to lead the march to Parliament House where crowds are calling out "we want Barry".

Ian Gailllard from the Lock the Gate Northern Rivers alliance hopes politicians listen to the "majority of people in the region who do not want coal seam gas in their backyard".

"We have come here today to support the farmers of the Northern Rivers," Mr Gaillard said

"We feel the State Government is allowing an experiment to be run in our region with little or no thought about the impact it could have on our water and land.

"We want the Northern Rivers to be declared a no-go zone for CSG."

Federal MP Tony Windsor is one of the few politicians to show his face at the rally.

He believes decision makers on all levels of government need to have a better understanding of the impact CSG before mining is approved anywhere in the state.

Mr O'Farrell is yet to make an appearance.


 

Topics:  farming, nsw, protesters




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