Congratulations to Ipswich City Council for going coal and gasfields free: Lock the Gate

Published: August 26, 2015

Lock the Gate Alliance congratulates the Ipswich City Council for making the commitment to a mining-free future because of environmental and community concerns.

The council yesterday decided there was no long-term future for coal mining or coal seam gas extraction in Ipswich because “they are largely incompatible with environmental outcomes, urban growth and the future liveability for its residents”.

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Coal mining impacts demand action

Published: August 26, 2015

The damage caused by coal mining to farming communities, as highlighted by the SBS 'Insight' program last night, should lead to urgent action by state and federal governments, said Lock the Gate Alliance.

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Complaint Lodged with CCC in relation to Acland coal mine

Published: August 25, 2015

Lock the Gate has lodged a wide-ranging complaint with the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) in relation to about $1 million of political donations to the Liberal Party of Australia made by the Acland Stage 3 coal mine proponent and its parent company.

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North West landholders to give evidence at Senate Hearing in Tamworth today

Published: August 25, 2015

North West farmers threatened by coal and coal seam gas mining projects will give evidence today at a public enquiry into landholders’ rights to refuse to have mining companies on their properties.

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Cattle contamination incident highlights need for Producers’ Guide to avoiding liability

Published: August 24, 2015

A cattle contamination incident at a Northern Territory mine site is a timely reminder for all farmers that  they could be liable if their animals or produce were contaminated by mining activities on their property, says Lock the Gate Alliance.

The group’s national spokesman, Phil Laird said media had reported that a large number of cattle had potentially been exposed to dangerous toxins when they wandered on to mine sites in the Northern Territory.

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