Residents to rally outside “phony” NSW Minerals Council awards event

Published: August 14, 2017

Hunter Central Rivers Alliance
Media Release
14th August 2017


Residents to rally outside “phony”
NSW Minerals Council awards event


People affected by the impacts of the NSW coal-mining industry will hold a protest rally outside the NSW Minerals Council's “phony” Health, Safety, Environment, and Community awards and conference at a Hunter Valley resort this morning.

The rally will seek to highlight the twisted irony of NSW mining companies awarding themselves for their impacts on “health, safety, environment, and community”, and will call on the NSW Government to introduce cumulative impact assessments for multiple mining proposals, which remains an unfulfilled Coalition pledge.

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FOI Documents reveal independent NSW Commission made secret CSG trip with Santos

Published: August 11, 2017

Documents obtained by Lock the Gate under freedom of information laws reveal that the independent commission charged with making decisions about major gas projects in NSW conducted a secret trip with Santos to tour it’s CSG gasfield and LNG export terminal.

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Wandoan Coal Mine Approval Puts Western Downs Farmland at Risk

Published: August 09, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance has slammed the approval of the Wandoan Coal mine on the Western Downs yesterday as an attack on the future of agriculture in Queensland.

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New Mapping Reveals Massive Coal Plans On the Darling Downs

Published: August 06, 2017

New mapping and analysis released by community group Lock the Gate Alliance today has revealed that the New Hope group of companies hold coal exploration licences covering 163,360 hectares of farmland on the Darling Downs near Toowoomba.

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Whitehaven Coal labelled “rogue operator” - calls for Maules Creek mine inquiry and compliance action as systemic mismanagement revealed

Published: August 04, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance has called for a full and independent review of the Maules Creek coal mine and its impact on the surrounding farming community following revelations of systemic mismanagement of the mine by Environmental Justice Australia.

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