ONE WOMAN was wearing a frock that had been handed down by a burlesque dancer. Others had raided the op shops or the back of their cupboards and one was wearing a designer label number for its first outing.
"I think it is an important enough issue to warrant wearing it today," she told The Echo.
The women, who are calling themselves Frocks on the Frontline, converged on Thomas George's office on Friday to present him with a declaration from the women of northern NSW.
In it they say: "CSG is incompatible with the economic base of the region - the established dairy farms, the blossoming organic agricultural industries of the region, the tourism industry that relies on our pristine environment...We object and will continue to object to the imposition of this industry against the will of the people, upon our communities, our environment, our economy and the wellbeing of future generations."
They said they represented a broad cross-section of women across the region and would be at the frontline whenever a drill rig was trying to access a new site.
"If Thomas George won't listen to his community, maybe he will listen to a bunch of beautiful women," one cheeky vamp suggested.
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