Lock the Gate Alliance hailed the NT Government’s rejection last night of an application to explore for unconventional gas in Watarrka National Park in the red centre as a victory for common sense.Read more
The Palaszczuk government has allowed mining companies to reduce by 10 per cent the financial assurances they pay to the state to cover rehabilitation of mine sites.
Lock the Gate Alliance President, Drew Hutton said that, as of October this year, companies no longer had to pay the GST component when they lodged a financial assurance (FA). Companies that had already lodged their FA could request a 10 per cent refund.
See details of the government’s GST reduction here.Read more
National shock and community support for Traditional Owners has been the response to learning that Australian tourism icon Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park in the Northern Territory is under threat from gas fracking.Read more
Hundreds of people from across North West NSW gathered behind the Crossing Theatre in Narrabri yesterday to celebrate remaining Gasfield Free for another year and to show their ongoing and unwavering opposition to the Santos Narrabri Gas Project in the Pilliga Forest.Read more
The Hunter Environment Lobby has welcomed today's ruling in the Court of Appeal that the Ashton South East Open Cut mine cannot go ahead without the consent of local farmer and landholder, Wendy Bowman.
The court upheld a previous Land and Environment Court ruling that Ms Bowman must voluntarily sell her property to Yancoal before the mine can go ahead.
The ruling will prevent the mine from going ahead, as Ms Bowman has no intention to sell.