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  • signed galilee_basin 2020-07-07 17:20:35 +1000

    Galilee Basin Mega Mines

    Drought prone Queensland can’t afford to give 100 billion litres of water* to Mega Mines in the Galilee Basin!

    We could be staring down the barrel of another water planning debacle like the Murray Darling Basin! 

    Tell the Premier to review the Water Licences

    244 signatures

    Dear Premier,

    A new report reveals that Galilee Basin coal mines would take over 100 billion litres of water from creeks and rivers in the region.

    Arid Western Central Queensland doesn’t have that amount of water to spare!

    We call on you to order a cumulative assessment of water impacts from all planned mines in the Galilee Basin and review all water permits that have already been granted.

     

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  • signed Stop the Narrabri gas project 2020-06-14 18:40:06 +1000

    Help Stop Santos’ Coal Seam Gas Project in Narrabri

    958 signatures

    PETITION to the Deputy Premier, Independent Planning Commission and Planning Minister Rob Stokes:

    We oppose Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project across the Pilliga forest and farmland near Narrabri due to:

    • The risk and damage it would bring to the groundwater of the Great Artesian Basin
    • The hundreds of thousands of tonnes of salty waste it would produce, with no disposal solution
    • The spread of gasfields across the North West region’s farmland that would follow
    • The fact it would do zero to address high gas prices, in fact it could lock in higher prices.
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  • donated 2019-09-24 18:23:18 +1000

    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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  • signed Protect Our Food and Water 2019-01-09 15:41:00 +1100

    Protect Our Food and Water

    Many regions of the country are now facing one of the worst droughts on record.

    Due to climate change we face more variable rainfall and more frequent, severe fires. Our agricultural productivity is under increasing pressure.

    But coal and gas mines are still targeting many of our best food growing areas and precious water supplies.

    1,464 signatures

    Call on our state and federal politicians to protect our vital food growing land and water supplies.

    (This petition will be delivered to MP’s around the country in the lead up to the next election. See full text below.)

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  • donated 2018-09-06 14:47:34 +1000

    Chip In Today To Stop Adani's Water Grab

    $5,470.00 raised
    GOAL: $5,000.00

    The Adani mine puts our precious water resources at risk - rivers, springs and groundwater.

    Can you chip in to protect our water from this dangerous mine?

    With your support we can:

    • Run water forums in regional areas
    • Support graziers to have their voices heard
    • Get more expert advice about the impacts of the mine
    • Build the campaign to cancel Adani's water licences. 

    Just $25 today can make a huge difference. Don't let Adani hang Queensland out to dry.

    You can also share the Adani pledge on Facebook and Twitter!

                             

                           



    Read more facts with references about the impacts of the Adani mine on our precious water resources here.

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  • donated 2017-06-16 15:01:33 +1000

    Protect Australia's land and water from reckless coal and gas mining!

    Your financial contribution will go directly to the front line of communities working hard to protect this amazing country.

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  • signed Mine Rehab Petition 2018-04-30 18:24:36 +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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    9,416 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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