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CSG protesters storm Paul Neville's office

NO COAL: Susan Benedik, Noel Bartley, Vicky Perrin, Penny Taylor and Sue Berry of Lock the Gate Alliance take action in Bundaberg. Photo: Leah Kidd / NewsMail
NO COAL: Susan Benedik, Noel Bartley, Vicky Perrin, Penny Taylor and Sue Berry of Lock the Gate Alliance take action in Bundaberg. Photo: Leah Kidd / NewsMail Leah Kidd

PROTESTERS armed with placards have stormed into the office of Federal MP for Hinkler Paul Neville, demanding action against coal seam gas.

The Bundaberg protesters formed part of the Lock the Gate campaign, which is calling for federal MPs to protect Bundaberg's land, water and air from coal mining.

Lock the Gate spokesperson Vicki Perrin said action needed to be taken to stop the rapid and inappropriate escalation of coal and coal seam gas mining threatening Bundaberg communities.

"Our land can't be replaced when there's big holes in the ground," she said.

Mrs Perrin said she moved to Bundaberg to get away from coal and coal seam gas mining on her doorstep.

Mr Neville said he was a practical conservationist, not a tree-hugger.

"Miners cannot ride roughshod over people's rights, but if there are proper guidelines and they are obeyed, it is in the benefit of our country, our future and our children," Mr Neville said.

Lock the Gate member Sue Berry said the effects of coal seam gas were not known.

"It's too late when the water out of tap catches alight," Mrs Berry said.

"They've found coal in Avondale and coal in Bucca and they're already drilling in Baffle Creek," she said.

For more information head to calltocountry.org.au.

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