Wallarah 2 project approval demonstrates broken mine rules

Published: January 17, 2018

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The NSW government's approval of the Wallarah 2 Coal Project has been slammed by community groups, who say the decision shows that NSW mine approval laws are inadequate and need to be urgently overhauled.

The controversial project has been fought against by Wyong locals since 1996, and has been defeated twice by the local community. The project is subject to widespread opposition – including from the Member for Wyong, and the Central Coast Council – due to the risks it poses to the drinking water catchment for over 300,000 people.

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Study finds increased hospitalisations in Darling Downs, raising red flag over health impacts of coal seam gas

Published: January 16, 2018

Hospitalisations for circulatory and respiratory diseases in Darling Downs communities of QLD have skyrocketed since the expansion of coal seam gas mining in the region, a new report finds.

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NSW Planning Department expansion will add to already major impacts on Hunter Valley residents

Published: January 10, 2018

Lock the Gate today called on the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to reject the recommendation of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to increase the size of the already massive Hunter Valley Operations South coal mine and final void.

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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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