On International Women's Day, three women locked themselves to habitat trees in the critically endangered Leard State Forest in north west NSW. Gomeroi women gathered on Leard Forest Road to show support and solidarity for the action.
Gomeroi elders are once again requesting environment minister Greg Hunt grant protection under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protection Act for Lawlers Well, the last remaining sacred site in Leard Forest, which is scheduled for destruction by Whitehaven Coal.
Gomeroi traditional custodian Dolly Talbot said: “It is so hard seeing the destruction of our country. The elders have been waiting too long for answers. We are asking Greg Hunt to do his job right and protect our Lawler's Well.”