Pilliga protesters party

AWARD-WINNING blues and roots musician Ash Grunwald will be the headline act at a party next month to recognise local opposition to coal seam gas extraction.

Organised by Aussies Against Fracking and The Wilderness Society, Party for the Pilliga is billed as an event to celebrate “the power of community action”.

Outspoken CSG opponent Maria Rickert, who runs the eco-tourism resort of Pilliga Pottery, is hosting the free party, which will feature a stellar line-up of bands and artists.

The Pilliga has been the scene of numerous protests in recent months over Santos’ plans for a 

$2 billion, 850-well coal seam gas operation.

For more information about the event, which will be held on April 5  and 6, log on to www.wilderness.org.au/pilligaparty.

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