Top Australian lawyer joins call for CSG trial for human rights abuses

Published: December 21, 2017

The Australian National President for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Benedict Coyne, has come out in support of the Australian arm of the International People’s Tribunal Session on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking.

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Turnbull Government’s latest mining handout rewards rogue gas companies and hurts farmers

Published: December 20, 2017

Lock the Gate says the Turnbull Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program, announced today, is a taxpayer funded handout to gas companies that have been doing the wrong thing by Australian businesses.

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Lock the Gate welcomes Rocky Hill coal mine rejection, calls for coal mine buffer zones

Published: December 15, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed the Planning Assessment Commission’s rejection of the Rocky Hill coal mine proposed for the outskirts of Gloucester north of the Hunter Valley and called on the NSW Government to reform land use and planning law to provide a buffer around all towns and villages.

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Arrow to take farmers to court to access their properties

Published: December 14, 2017

In response to clarifications issued today that Arrow does intend to use the courts as necessary to access QLD farmers' land for CSG gasfields, Chinchilla resident Shay Dougall said:

"Arrow should hang their heads in shame today, now responding to say that despite their friendly words in a public meeting, they will NOT allow landholders to say NO.

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ACCC report shows the government needs to finally end gas export rort, instead of blaming farmers

Published: December 13, 2017

Lock the Gate says the ACCC’s report on wholesale gas supply, released today, shows the way to reduce domestic gas prices is to reduce exports, not to sacrifice more Australian farmland to fracking and coal seam gas.

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