Qld Government Must Block Rio Tinto Mine Sale to Protect the Taxpayer

Published: July 13, 2016

The Lock the Gate Alliance has accused Rio Tinto of knowingly putting the Queensland taxpayer at risk of having to pay for the rehabilitation of the Blair Athol coal mine as a result of the company’s attempt to off load the mothballed mine to a financially distressed junior mining company.

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Majority of likely Senate crossbench supports protection of land, water and communities from mining

Published: July 06, 2016

The majority of crossbench senators likely to be elected to the Australian Senate are on record as upholding the protection of prime agricultural land, water and communities from coal seam gas, according to analysis by the Lock the Gate Alliance.

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New NT Petroleum regulations rush job, fails well integrity test

Published: July 06, 2016

Territory residents have responded to new Petroleum (Environment) regulations, which came into effect in the Territory today. The regulations do not go far enough to protect water and businesses, according to EDONT, Territory pastoralists and the Lock the Gate Alliance NT.

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Greens’ mine rehabilitation policy strongly aligned with public opinion

Published: June 30, 2016

The Lock the Gate Alliance congratulated the Greens for releasing a policy for the overhaul of the regulatory system governing mine site rehabilitation across Australia, and called for cooperation across party lines in dealing with the decline of coal and the post-mining clean-up. The Alliance cited recent nation-wide polling that found 77% of Australian’s wanted mines fully rehabilitated and 88% held the industry fully responsible.

The Lock the Gate Alliance congratulated the Greens for releasing a policy for the overhaul of the regulatory system governing mine site rehabilitation across Australia, and called for cooperation across party lines in dealing with the decline of coal and the post-mining clean-up. The Alliance cited recent nation-wide polling that found 77% of Australian’s wanted mines fully rehabilitated and 88% held the industry fully responsible.

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Lock the Gate urges firm ALP promise for Federal corruption watchdog

Published: June 29, 2016

Lock the Gate has urged the Australian Labor Party to make a firm promise to create a Federal corruption agency in the mould of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption following comments by Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten indicating the ALP will reopen a senate committee investigating a national integrity commission.

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