2014 saw a tumultuous time for conservation in Australia with the government’s conservative approach to several environmental and resource issues in the country. One such issue exemplary of this was the proposed coal seam gas exploration well at the Rosella farm in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The progressive nature of this area saw a movement of people that was to become arguable one of the Australia’s largest and most important conservation efforts. ‘Camp Liberty’ and the Bentley blockade saw several months of confrontation between thousands of ordinary citizens, a mining giant and a relentless police presence. But more importantly, the Bentley Blockade was a reincarnation of Australia’s past environmental movements. Akin to the Franklin River movement or anti-whaling in Albany, Bentley proved the rebirth of people power and the ability of communities to make change.