Shirley Marsh

Fremantle WA

Writer, poet, artist, love music - piano is my passion, activist. Don't vote for parties or personalities; only policies - humane and good for all. Passionate about equality, human and animal rights. Donate to charities in these fields. Despise abuse of power.



I watched this amazing documentary last night in Fremantle, Western Australia. I hope every Australian gets to see it, because it’s message affects every one of us.

The ‘fracking’ industry is one of the most damaging mining practices on the planet. It has the capacity to destroy aquifers; arable land; people’s lives and health; the environment; the structure of the Earth’s crust - which could be catastrophic; increase the probability of sink holes and seismic activity (already being experienced in America); and on top of all that, it is the dirtiest method of gas extraction on the planet – it pumps millions of tons of methane gas (one of the worst) into the atmosphere every minute. It also uses billions of litres of our most precious resource, water, to extract the gas, and that water returns to the surface so contaminated, it is unusable.

A map of bores already licenced and those in the pipeline (no pun intended!) shows a spiderweb that covers most of Australia. And the most terrifying part of all is that, according to the government, we only own the top 6 inches of land; the rest belongs to the government and can be sold on to any mining operation they deem profitable. So city dwellers beware, it’s not just country people who can lose their land and their incomes!

The surface devastation created by this industry is unmatched. Watch the documentary to see just how bad it is.


ASYLUM SEEKERS: This is an extract from the UNHCR official website: 'Migrants, especially economic migrants, CHOOSE to move in order to improve the future prospects of themselves and their families. Refugees HAVE to move if they are to save their lives or preserve their freedom. They have no protection from their own state - indeed it is often their own government that is threatening to persecute them. IF OTHER COUNTRIES DO NOT LET THEM IN, AND DO NOT HELP THEM ONCE THEY ARE IN, THEN THEY MAY BE CONDEMNING THEM TO DEATH - OR TO AN INTOLERABLE LIFE IN THE SHADOWS, WITHOUT SUSTENANCE AND WITHOUT RIGHTS.' Why is Australia refusing to acknowledge refugee status


  • Work
    • Retired
  • Education
    • English Grammar School - O Levels; Tech. College