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Protesters continue their campaign against the expansion of Russell Vale Colliery

The protest outside Wollongong Coal’s Towradgi office last week. Picture: James Patrick Photography

COMMUNITY group Protect Our Water Alliance staged a protest outside the offices of Wollongong Coal Ltd at Towradgi last week.

A small, but vocal group of around 20 protesters called for an end to mining in the Greater Sydney Water Catchment and urgent climate action, which includes leaving coal in the ground, during Wollongong Coal’s annual general meeting on Thursday.

Wollongong Coal Ltd operates Wongawilli mine and the recently approved Russell Vale Mine expansion, both of which extract coal from beneath the “protected” special areas of the water catchment for Sydney and Wollongong. 


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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