FOI documents reveal proposed coal mine would cause Bylong river to “dry up”

Published: May 14, 2018

Documents released under freedom of information laws reveal that the Department of Primary Industries warned last year that the proposed Bylong coal mine could lead to the Bylong River ‘drying up’ (Document 30).

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Palmer’s ‘Monster Mine’ should be rejected outright for unacceptable impacts

Published: May 09, 2018

Lock the Gate Alliance has called on the Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, to reject Clive Palmer’s Alpha North Coal mine outright, at the early referral stage, because of the unacceptable impacts it will have on water resources.

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Residents Vow to Fight On Against Acland Stage 3 Coal Mine

Published: May 02, 2018

Oakey Coal Action Alliance has vowed to fight on to protect farmland and water resources, after a decision by the Supreme Court today in relation to the Acland Stage 3 coal mine on the Darling Downs.

Paul King from Oakey Coal Action Alliance said “New Acland Coal failed on the majority of the grounds that it brought forward as part of its judicial review in the Supreme Court.

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Palaszczuk Government must not miss chance to create 4250 Central Queensland jobs

Published: April 30, 2018

Lock the Gate analysis, released today, shows the Queensland Government could generate 4250 jobs in Central Queensland by fixing its mining rehabilitation legislation before it passes the Parliament in coming weeks.

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Pits and pollution: massive loophole in mine rehabilitation laws

Published: April 27, 2018

Lock the Gate is today calling on the Queensland Parliament to urgently fix a massive loophole in legislation that will allow mining giants to leave massive holes in the ground, mountains of waste and contaminated tailings dams.

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