Thanksgiving Celebration for Blockade Anniversary
Lee Rhiannon MLC and Tony Windsor MP joined over 200 people at the 1 Year Blockade Anniversary Thanksgiving Party on Saturday. This community-based blockade on the Duddy’s property at “Rossmar Park” has been going ONE YEAR, solid as ever in preventing access for further damaging coal “exploration” on Prime Agricultural Land until an independent, catchment-wide Water Study is signed and funded.
Representatives from the Anglican, Catholic and Uniting churches delivered an uplifting service of thanksgiving in the glorious sunshine. Rev Peter Brain, Anglican Bishop of Armidale diocese, gave an inspiring address, in which he gave thanks for our productive land, our precious water supplies and our strong and resilient community. Everyone then enjoyed a hearty lunch of stew, damper, mulled wine and sticky date pudding laid on by the women of the SOS Liverpool Plains.
We are looking forward to seeing the “The Good Earth” on 4 Corners at 8.30pm on Monday ABC1, as it promises to showcase to the whole of Australia how important the Liverpool Plains and its water supplies are to Australian food and water security.