Lock The Gate Alliance is a national coalition of people from across Australia, including farmers, traditional custodians, conservationists and urban residents, who are uniting to protect our common heritage - our land, water and communities - from unsafe or inappropriate mining for coal seam gas and other fossil fuels. Read more about the missions and principles of Lock the Gate.

Our best food-producing lands and our finest natural areas are at risk from unsafe coal mining, coal seam gas and other forms of unconventional gas extraction. 54% of Australia is covered by coal and gas licences or applications. Nowhere is sacred and nothing is safe. Learn more..

Coal mines and gasfields are harming peoples health, destroying their quality of life and dividing communities. Learn more..
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Unsafe mining is threatening drinking water catchments, underground water supplies and creeks and rivers. Learn more..
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Delivery of fair go petition to Tony Abbott

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 at 12:00 PM · 32 rsvps
Tony Abbott' Electoral Office Level 2/ 17 Sydney Road Manly NSW

Not long after he became Prime Minister, Tony Abbott visited Tara, where families have been living among industrial coal seam gasfields in rural Queensland. 

While there, local mother Debbie Orr said Mr Abbott promised her that it wouldn't happen again that a gas well is built so close to residential areas, that CSG mining ''should never be allowed in residential areas'" and that "nobody should be forced to have a gas well on their property."

More than a year later, he still hasn't delivered on that commitment. Landholders still don't have the right to say no, coal seam gas is still allowed near some homes, including in Camden and Gloucester, and there are still no health impact assessments for new gasfields.  

Two wonderful women who live near Chinchilla in Qld are coming down to deliver the petition.  Mum of 11, Narelle Nothdurft, and Hopeland farmer Shay Dougall will join Danielle Hodges from Camden to jump on the ferry over to Manly and put their case for a fair go for their families and friends, and for communities all around the country. Senator Glenn Lazarus will join Shay, Narelle, Danielle and local supporters in Manly to deliver this petition and ask PM for a fair go and the right to say no to coal seam gas. If you haven't signed the petition yet, get onto it, this is your last chance



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