Lock the Gate’s Drew Hutton to be profiled on ABC’s Australian Story program

Lock the Gate Alliance national president, Drew Hutton will be the subject of next Monday’s (August 4) Australian Story program on the ABC.

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LNP’s 30-year plan lacks vision for QLD’s food, water and communities

The LNP’s 30-year plan shows the Premier does not acknowledge the devastation mining is causing throughout Queensland, says the Lock the Gate Alliance.

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Update: New Planning Secretary hears “log of claims” from mining communities

On her first day after being confirmed as Secretary of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Carolyn McNally heard a list of grievances submitted by people from mining affected communities around the state after a protest this morning at the Department of Planning and Environment headquarters in Sydney.

Forty people from around the state entered the Bridge Street office this morning to submit a log of claims highlighting the failures of the Department to uphold the public interest, and allegations that the Department is too intimate with the mining industry.

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Protest unites mining-affected communities calling for Departmental reform

A peaceful protest is underway inside the headquarters of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in Bridge Street, Sydney, calling for the Department to end its intimacy with the mining industry and restore balance in decision making, or be subject to further and more intense protests. 

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Mining Companies Free to Drain Unlimited Water Under LNP Proposal

Carmichael Mine May Avoid Water Licence Requirements

Mining companies will be allowed to drain unlimited amounts of water under proposed State Government changes, says Lock the Gate Alliance.

Lock the Gate’s Central Queensland coordinator, Ellie Smith said the group was “extremely concerned” about this proposal, in light of yesterday’s approval of the huge Carmichael Mine.

“Under proposed changes to water regulations in Queensland, Adani’s Carmichael Mine may avoid requirements to obtain water licences to extract water,” Ms Smith said. “The company plans to extract up to 12.5 billions of litres of water every year from local aquifers and the Great Artesian Basin.

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