Anti-CSG petition accuses NSW Govt of terrorism

A petition called "Stop acts of terrorism against the people of the Lismore Local Government Area" has been set up on a website called Community Run, owned by action group GetUp! Australia.

The online activity created by anti-CSG activist Adrienne Stones requests "to have (NSW Planning Minister) Brad Hazzard, (NSW Resources and Energy Minister) Chris Hartcher and (NSW Premier) Barry O'Farrell investigated for acts of terrorism against the people of the Lismore Local Government area".

The petition is directed to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), and requests the application of anti-terrorism laws to the NSW Premier and ministers for insisting on the exploration and production of coal seam gas in the area.

"We assert that this amounts to an act of intimidation of the public to advance the political and ideological causes of the persons named above and that this act has the possibility of causing death, serious harm or endangerment to persons, serious damage to property and serious risks to the health and safety of the public," the petition says.

The survey has already gathered 259 signatures out of an initial goal of 300.

Ms Stones expects to gather more support for the petition and hopes the NSW Government takes notice of it.

View the petition here.

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