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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Protecting Water Sources: Pastoralists say floodplains are rivers too

Graziers in south-western Queensland have used National Water Week to repeat their call that protection of the Channel Country's Wild Rivers be re-instated.

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Ban on Maules Creek spring clearing vindicates community concerns

The decision made by the NSW Department of Planning today to deny Whitehaven Coal a special permit to clear for the Maules Creek coal mine during the sensitive spring/early summer period has vindicated community concerns of its environmental impact, Lock the Gate said today.

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Alliance takes aim at coal industry hypocrisy on jobs

Lock the Gate Alliance this morning accused the coal industry of hypocrisy for lashing out at the sensible decisions by the Planning Assessment Commission to limit one mine and reject another.

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Call for greater water protection as Australia celebrates National Water Week

The Lock the Gate Alliance has used the start of National Water Week to highlight the growing threat to the nation’s surface and groundwater resources from coal and unconventional gas mining across the country.

National coordinator for Lock the Gate Phil Laird said the nation’s water resources were facing an unprecedented threat from inappropriate mining in vital groundwater recharge areas and in drinking water collection zones.

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