I bear the consequences for my decision to bluff ANZ bank with a fake press release. But the day will come when banks will have to choose between coal and their reputations
Tucked away in a little valley at the edge of the Liverpool Plains is a quiet little farming community that, until recently, was relatively unheard of. Maules Creek has a population of less than 100 people, some of them farmers who have cropped and grazed its fertile soils for generations.
Next to Maules Creek is the Leard State Forest, the largest remaining forest on the plains. It is home to a rich biodiversity of birds, bats and koalas and includes the beautiful, critically endangered box-gum woodland.