Documentary will delve into coal mining issue

CHILDERS Community Against Coal and Gas is inviting residents to the screening of Bimblebox, with guest speaker Paola Cassoni.

The Bimblebox Nature Refuge lies in the path of what will be one of the earth's largest coal mines.

One woman, Paola Cassoni, decides to resist the "China First" project that will destroy her nature refuge and supply energy to Asia for the next 30 years.

Childers Community Against Coal and Gas claims there is a battle going on in regional Australia - a battle for land, health and the environment.

At this critical time, when so much coal and coal seam gas expansion is planned in Australia, the documentary Bimblebox aims to expose the destructiveness of the rampant expansion of coal and coal seam gas mining in Eastern Australia to our climate, communities and environment, according to the group.

The documentary tells the stories of the people fighting for their homes and culture.

Paola will share her experiences on an epic fight that started six years ago, and it is now in the Land Court of Brisbane with other landholders from the Galilee Basin.

There will be a discussion afterwards.

Venue: Sugar Cane Association Hall. 48 Churchill Street, Childers.

Entry on Gold Coin Donation.

Starts 6.30pm sharp, March 13.