Vickie Kimber

  • signed Mine Rehab Petition 2016-08-11 16:27:04 +1000

    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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    9,422 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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  • donated 2016-08-10 14:41:12 +1000

    Make a Donation!

    Can you make a contribution to save the magnificent natural icons of the Northern Territory that are under threat from fracking?

    World-renowned tourist destinations like the recharge zone of the Mataranka Hot Springs are at risk from fracking right now. 

    The NT Government has lifted the moratorium on fracking, and now the gas industry plans to push ahead fast with exploratory fracking.

    Your donation will go directly to help save amazing places from being covered with oil and gas wells.

    Funds raised will be used to inform Northern Territory communities about the impacts of fracking and to support local community groups working to protect our national treasures.



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