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  • Don’t Frack Queensland’s Outback Rivers

    At the last two elections, the Queensland Government promised to protect the mighty floodplains of the Channel Country in the Lake Eyre Basin.  

    But they haven’t delivered, and now we’ve discovered they’ve secretively granted special 15-year permits for gas exploration - across more than 348,000 hectares of floodplains.  

    Tell the Premier not to frack with our rivers and floodplains.

    1,084 signatures


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    Dear Premier,

    I support our outback farmers and communities and ask that you do the same.

    Please support the clean green beef industry and thriving tourism sector in the Channel Country. 

    And protect the rivers and floodplains from fracking, and associated roads and pipelines, for good.

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  • donated 2019-12-03 13:38:55 +1100

    ACLAND FIGHTING FUND

    Please chip in to support the legal appeal on the Acland Stage 3 coal mine on the Darling Downs.

    Last year, the Land Court found recommended against the mine because the impacts on groundwater would be too severe and the noise and dust impacts too great.  You can read a short summary of the Land Court decision here. Then earlier this year, the Queensland environment department rejected an Environmental Authority for the mine. 

    But New Hope Coal appealed the Land Court decision, and the Supreme Court found in their favour, ruling that the Land Court did not have the jurisdiction to reject the mine on groundwater grounds.

    That represents a major change in legal interpretation which will also mean groundwater can not be considered by the Land Court in future legal cases against coal mines.  

    However, local farmers have now lodged their own appeal to the Supreme Court decision, in a bid to stop this damaging project once and for all.

    This legal challenge is the final hurdle. If the farmers succeed, then the project will be finished. Please chip in to help them get it across the line. It's a fight for the Great Artesian Basin and the right to protect groundwater statewide - and we can't afford to lose.

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  • donated 2019-10-08 17:11:13 +1100

    Stop the Narrabri Gas Project

    Help us combat Morrison’s dangerous push to bribe state governments to unleash fracking and CSG across the country.

    Our communities are calling for renewable energy with storage, not polluting gas.  Gas is not a transition fuel, it’s a one way street to more greenhouse emissions.

    Your donation helps local communities under threat to choose renewables not gas: 

    -$50 will let farmers and communities speak out in the media and get the facts to voters;

    -$75 will go towards supporting renewable energy projects in affected regions that have community support;

    -$100 will contribute to scientific & economic reports for media and submissions.

    Naomi from Lock the Gate on Sky talking about why farmers are standing firm against the Santos Narrabri gas project

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  • answered 2018-05-29 16:16:25 +1000
    Q: Are you interested in joining a Lock the Gate tour of mining-affected communities?
    A: No

    Sydney volunteers

    In preparation to ramp up our #Time2Choose campaign to protect NSW from damaging coal and gas projects, we want to understand better what you would like to contribute to the movement and how.

    Thanks in advance for answering 9 short questions.

    We estimate it will take you 5 minutes to complete this survey.

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  • signed Mine Rehab Petition 2018-02-22 14:47:00 +1100

    Make Coal Giants Pay for Mine Clean-Up

    Our new report – Abandoned Mines in Queensland: Toxic Time-bomb or Employment Opportunity? – calls for big mining companies to cover the cost of rehabilitating the State’s abandoned mines and estimates that this would generate 6000 jobs in regional Queensland!

    There are too many large abandoned mines, and the full cost of cleaning them up is too large and should not fall on taxpayers. If mines are levied to pay for the clean up, they can also create jobs in the process.

    Why should we miss out on hundreds of schools and hospitals because we’re footing the bill for the mess left behind by irresponsible mining companies?

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    9,412 signatures

    We call on the NSW and Queensland Premiers to strengthen weak mining laws and force companies to honour their obligations to rehabilitate their mines. The following needs to be done:

    1. Increase the required deposit to cover rehabilitation costs
    2. Require all future mines to backfill their mining pits and protect water resources
    3. Establish an independent authority to monitor and enforce mine rehabilitation
    4. Penalise companies who breach rehabilitation requirements.


    Together we can ensure that the mining industry is held to account and that our land and water resources are protected against abandoned mines.

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  • endorsed 2015-08-25 22:00:30 +1000

    Our common home

    Bishops, wine-makers, livestock producers and conservationists have penned a joint letter to NSW Premier Mike Baird calling on him to protect our common home from a coal mining industry that is out of control.  You can read the full text of the joint letter here

    Our common home, our farmland, rivers, villages and bushland are being torn up or ruined for coal mining. How long are coal affected communities expected to wait for the Government to do something to fix up coal mining? 

    We've put an ad in Mike Baird's local paper, the Manly Daily, and want all of you to give him a call and add your voice to the push to reform coal mining and save our communities, landscapes and rural industries. Can you call him?

     

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