NSW Government’s Drayton South announcement not enough to safeguard Hunter farming and horse breeding

Published: December 01, 2017

The NSW Government’s announcement today of limited protection from open cut coal mining only for a small parcel of Jerry’s Plains farmland at Drayton South is not enough to protect the region’s farmers and horse breeders, says Lock the Gate.

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Revealed: New NSW coal mines rival Adani in scale of damage

Published: November 28, 2017

A new campaign is being launched today to protect farmland and water resources from the impacts of new mining proposed in NSW, the scale of which rivals that of the controversial Adani coal mine in Central Queensland.

The campaign, dubbed “Time2Choose” will run until the NSW state election in March 2019 and aims to convince all political parties to choose farmland, water resources and healthy communities instead of destructive mining projects.

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Queensland Labor must finish what they started: stand up for farmers facing impacts from mining and gas

Published: November 27, 2017

Lock the Gate welcomes the likely return of a Queensland Labor Government as an opportunity to fully implement its agenda and protect Queensland’s precious agricultural land and water resources from incompatible mining and gas developments.

“This election, thousands of Queenslanders made a clear call for long term protections for Queensland’s land, water and prime agricultural areas from coal and gas,” said Ellie Smith of the Lock the Gate Alliance.

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Gas Report Response: Stop exporting the lion’s share of gas, and avoid fracking risk to agriculture

Published: November 24, 2017

Farmers and regional communities have a clear response to the Offshore South East Australia Future Gas Supply Study: don’t frack our land and take our water for your gas exports.

The report, prepared by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, is being used by the Federal Government to push onshore coal seam gas (CSG) and fracking gasfields and promote wasting precious taxpayer dollars on accelerating high-cost high-risk onshore gas development.

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Published: November 23, 2017

The decision by QLD Labor and One Nation to commit to blocking a taxpayer-funded rail line for the Adani mine has opened the way to an even more desperate plan by the Indian miner, says Lock the Gate Alliance.

As reported in national media, Adani is now close to securing Chinese government investment to fund the controversial rail line from the Galilee Basin to the port.

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