Bimblebox: Artistic witness at the front line of Queensland’s Galilee Basin

I spent the night of the federal election camped under the starriest sky I can remember on a remote property in central western Queensland known as Bimblebox Nature Refuge. I awoke at dawn to a chorus of birdsong and a heavy heart: this precious place is under threat from a proposed coal mine which has received approval from the Newman-led LNP state government. Now the new Abbott-led Coalition federal government is highly likely to follow suit. Immersed in a living mosaic of habitat, the election news hung heavy in the morning air.

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