Community draws a line in the sand over gasfields

Northern Rivers communities will declare their region Gasfield Free in a unique and moving ceremony in Lismore’s Riverside Park, followed by a street march and concert on Saturday.

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PM and Premier booed off stage at People’s Bill Debate in Brisbane

Angry constituents booed the PM and the Premier off stage during this week’s Queensland People’s Bill debate for their support of rampant development of coal and coal seam gas in this state.

An angrier Parliamentary Speaker, Mrs Simpson said this sort of behaviour was exactly why she had earlier banned the debate from being held at State Parliament as it “is inconsistent with the dignity of the Parliament”.

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Bowen Basin gas approval a reckless risk of groundwater

The Federal Government has given approval to Arrow Energy for 4,000 new coal seam gas wells in the Bowen Basin, including up to a thousand wells that can be fracked.

These wells will stretch hundreds of kilometres from northeast of Moranbah to Blackwater, west of Rockhampton. No information has been provided on exactly where each well will go and how many may be on any one property.

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Gasfield Free Northern Rivers moves one step closer

A Northern Rivers region free of unconventional gas mining has moved one step closer today, as the NSW Labor Party extends its policy to ban gas mining in the region to cover the Clarence electorate.

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Minerals Council claims on job losses a desperate attempt to bully government

Lock the Gate has dismissed claims by the Minerals Council, that 8,600 mining jobs are at risk in the Hunter, as wildly exaggerated.

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