Lock The Gate takes Qld Government to Court to unlock $1 coal mine sale secrets

Published: November 09, 2017

Lock the Gate has today filed an application in Qld’s Supreme Court for the Queensland Government to release reasons for setting the financial assurance amount required of smaller miner Orion after it bought Blair Athol coal mine from Rio Tinto for $1.

The action, in what what may be the first time public concerns with mining rehabilitation has reached the court, follows numerous requests by EDO Qld client Lock The Gate to government to release the information, which were refused.

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Fracking jobs figures slashed, free water subsidy revealed: New economic report

Published: October 30, 2017

A report released last night by the NT Fracking Inquiry reveals a massive drop in projected jobs figures if fracking goes ahead across the Northern Territory.

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QLD Government must stand up for land, water and farmers this election

Published: October 30, 2017

Lock the Gate is calling on all parties to prioritise putting in place long term protections for Queensland’s land, water and food growing areas, in the upcoming state election announced this morning.

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CSG scorecard reveals Chief Scientist’s initiatives to protect farmers still lagging in NSW

Published: October 26, 2017

In a timely reality check for the NSW Government, Lock the Gate Alliance has produced a scorecard measuring the Government’s actions against the NSW Chief Scientist’s recommendations.

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Lock the Gate Alliance welcomes Dept of Planning recommendation to refuse consent to Rocky Hill coal mine at Gloucester

Published: October 23, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed a recommendation from the Department of Planning that the Rocky Hill open cut coal mine proposed for the outskirts of Gloucester be rejected because of its health, amenity and social impacts.
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