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Leanne Burmmell

Queensland

I’m Leanne. I live with my child and husband in SW Qld. I am a Relief Teacher Aide and have my own Tutoring business. I have been a keyboard warrior for about 7 years now and my first interest was saving the reef. About two years ago I joined the Knitting Nannas and started a loop out home called Knitting Nannas Balonne Shire. Whenever I have time I sit up the street and knit and raise awareness about what the gas industry is doing as it creeps closer to our Shire. More recently I have attended a few protests in Brisbane with Stop Adani and the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners. I’ve been knitting outside Santos with the Brisbane Nannas and met the Traditional Owners from the NT when they came to Qld on their Frack Finding Tour. I even gate crashed the Qld Gas 2.0 Conference late last year to sit and knit outside. I have unsuccessfully petitioned the State Government to do toxicology tests on the people living in the Qld gas fields and I spend a lot of my time now writing submissions to try and stop gas projects. At the moment I am trying everything I can to stop the town of Surat being surrounded by gas wells. Like you, I never ever in my wildest dreams thought I'd be doing any of this.

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