It’s blackmail: Federal Government threatens to force fracking in return for GST

Published: June 29, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance has accused the Federal Government of blackmailing state governments to force them to accept fracking, after Treasurer Scott Morrison threatened to cut GST to states unless they accept gas exploration.

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NSW Clean Air Summit underway: Less Talk, More Action Needed on Coal Mine Pollution

Published: June 27, 2017

As the NSW Government Clean Air Summit gets underway in Sydney today, Lock The Gate Alliance has called for urgent action to bring down dangerous air pollution from the coal mining industry, which is the biggest single source of air pollution in NSW.

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Reaction: Resources Regulator prosecution of Wollongong Coal

Published: June 26, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance says Wollongong Coal’s failure to pay rent on its mining titles is the last straw in a series of failures that render the company unfit to operate.

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New Hope Ad Campaign Referred to ACCC

Published: June 26, 2017

Two community groups, Lock the Gate Alliance and Oakey Coal Action Alliance, have lodged a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in relation to an advertisement supporting the Acland Stage 3 coal mine on the Darling Downs.

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Revised AEMO gas forecast highlights energy policy failure

Published: June 15, 2017

Lock the Gate has said more needs to be done to control domestic gas price hikes following Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) latest Energy Supply Outlook released today indicating the domestic gas market is finely balanced.

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