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”.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.