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  • Queensland Regional Fact Sheets on Coal and Gas

    A series of fact sheets compiled by local community groups that provide detailed information on a range of topics relating to coal and gas extraction in regional Queensland.


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  • donated 2020-01-30 13:43:39 +1100

    Bylong Fighting Fund

    Please chip in to get the magnificent Bylong Valley protected from big coal, for good!

    Chip in to support farmers and communities to:

    1. Fight back against power giant KEPCO as they launch a legal challenge against the refusal of the Bylong coal project
    2. Help get permanent protection from mining for the extraordinary rich soils mapped as Biophysical Strategic Agricultural Land at Bylong and across the state
    3. Properly recognise and restore Tarwyn Park as the crucible of Natural Sequence Farming in Australia

    In September 2019, the Independent Planning Commission refused approval for the Bylong coal mine in October 2019. 

    But the company is now appealing the decision in the Land and Environment Court and the NSW Government has still done nothing to provide long-term protection.

    This isn’t over yet!  We are so close to getting this place protected for good, but we need one last push.  Can you chip in to our fighting fund and help us get this one across the line, once and for all?


  • donated 2019-09-24 13:12:03 +1000

    Stop the Narrabri gas project

    The NSW Government has said they intend to push for a final decision on the dangerous Narrabri CSG project in north-west NSW early next year. 

    If approved, it could open the floodgates and unleash gasfields across southern Australia, undoing all the success of our amazing movement over the last 10 years.

    Can you help us stop this project, get the expert advice that is needed and push to get permanent protection for this recharge zone of the Great Artesian Basin?





  • donated 2019-09-24 12:59:58 +1000

    Stop the Narrabri Gas Project

    The NSW Government has said they intend to push for a final decision on the dangerous Narrabri CSG project in north-west NSW early next year. 

    If approved, it could open the floodgates and unleash gasfields across southern Australia, undoing all the success of our amazing movement over the last 10 years.

    Can you help us stop this project, get the expert advice that is needed and push to get permanent protection for this recharge zone of the Great Artesian Basin?



  • donated 2019-06-11 10:20:59 +1000

    Can you chip in to hold the frackers at bay?

    $31,570.00 raised
    GOAL: $35,000.00

    In the Territory, the exploration fracking rigs are ready to roll within the next few weeks. 

    Communities across the Northern Territory are staunchly opposed to fracking.

    Will you stand with them to defend our water- including the recharge zones of the magnificent Mataranka Hot Springs?

    If you give $50 or more, your gift will be matched by one of our supporters!



  • signed Stop Origin Fracking the NT 2019-05-16 14:04:39 +1000

    Stop Origin Fracking the NT

    Origin Energy are lining up to frack the Northern Territory this year, and in the firing line are some magical places, including recharge zones of Mataranka Hot Springs.

    Traditional Owners have told us that Origin Energy has ignored their concerns about fracking and not properly laid out the risks involved.

    Fracking the NT would be a disaster for the landscape, communities and waterways. Plus it would unleash massive emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas, and fuel global warming.

    We need to build a powerful movement of people willing to spread the word and take on Origin at every level, from their head offices to their board rooms.

    6,167 signatures


    I will stand up and be a part of the massive people-powered movement to stop Origin Energy’s plans to frack the Territory.

    Sign the pledge here and help stop Origin.

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  • donated 2018-11-02 03:40:48 +1100

  • signed Protect Our Food and Water 2018-10-24 15:10:06 +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.

    1,417 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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  • published peopls_ref_thanks_2 in People’s Referendum 2018-07-12 17:05:32 +1000

    Thank you for voting!

    Tell all your friends they should join you in choosing clean energy, clean water and clean air for New South Wales!



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  • signed up on Join Us 2018-07-09 11:52:14 +1000

    Join the Lock the Gate Movement

    Join communities around Australia who are working to protect our land, water and air from risky coal and gas development.



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  • Start Blitzing Right Now!

    Thank you for joining the Ballot Blitz! We'll be in touch soon on how you can collect votes from friends and colleagues in person, using hard copy forms.

    But you can also get started right now, by joining the challenge online. Use the share buttons below to invite all your friends and family to cast their vote today.

    If you want the online votes that you generate to be attributed to you in our public leaderboard, then you must click the ‘Share and Tally’ button below.

    By using that button, you’ll be in the running for all our great prizes!

    If you want to share the referendum, but don’t want to be part of the public challenge and leaderboard, and don’t want to be in the running for prizes, then just click ‘Share Only’.

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  • published Railroaded in Reports 2018-03-07 10:29:04 +1100


    Carving up food lands for coal transport in Central Queensland.

    In March 2014, Lock the Gate Alliance released a new report that reveals a Queensland Government proposal to declare a State Development Area (GBSDA) across 2 million hectares in Central Queensland, to facilitate coal rail developments, would lead to major flooding and significant loss of food-producing land.

    The declaration of a State Development area will mean that the Queensland Coordinator General can compulsorily acquire any farmers land, against their wishes, across 2 million hectares of land. 

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  • posted about Protect Sydney's Drinking Water Catchments on Facebook 2017-09-14 10:46:08 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!

    Protect Sydney's Drinking Water Catchment

    Our drinking water, our rivers and even our World Heritage areas are threatened by longwall coal mining in the greater Sydney region.

    The agency that manages Sydney’s drinking water catchment sees longwall coal mining as one of the biggest threats to our water supply.

    NSW’s Chief Scientist said that our catchment is the only publicly owned drinking water catchment in the world where coal mining is allowed.

    A 2016 poll found that 84% of people in NSW want farmland, water and environment protected from coal mining and CSG.

    But the Government is still giving the tick to coal mining in Sydney’s water catchment.

    It’s time that Premier Berejiklian declared Sydney's drinking water catchment a no-go zone for coal and coal seam gas mining.

    The map of coal mines beneath Sydney’s water...


    Surrounding our vital reservoirs, are the Special Areas, usually kept clean and untouched, to act as natural filtration systems - except for longwall coal mining.

    These dams shown above provide 20% of Sydney’s water. Swamps and rivulets currently provide water even during dry times to these dams - until they’re cracked forever from below.

    Flammable methane leaking through Nepean River due to riverbed cracks caused by nearby longwall coal mining.

    Undermining Woronora Catchment
    The once pristine waterway, Waratah Rivulet, in the Woronora Catchment Special Area which flows into Woronora Dam, was cracked and drained by mining in 2006.

    Undermining Cataract Catchment
    WaterNSW was scathing about Wollongong Coal’s Russell Vale expansion plan: “The estimated water loss of 7.3 million litres per day is unacceptable, particularly during dry periods.”

    Undermining Cordeaux Catchment
    Sept 2016 catchment inspection revealed newly cracked and drained creeks and dry wetlands. WaterNSW objected to a proposal lodged by Illawarra Coal, saying the risks to the Sydney water supply are “unacceptably high.” Recently, Professor Jim Galvin has warned of “potential permanent consequences for the Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Metropolitan Special Area.” A Department of Planning report has revealed that precious rainfall that should be feeding Sydney's dams and drinking water supply is being drawn into polluted mining voids underground.

    1,222 signatures

    Demand that Premier Berejiklian protect Sydney's drinking water catchments. 

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  • published Gasfields in Campaigns 2017-08-31 16:15:04 +1000


    New South Wales CSG - Narrabri Coal Seam Gas Project
    Posted by · May 02, 2018 10:30 AM

    Queensland Shale Gas Fracking - Fraser Coast
    Posted by · May 02, 2018 9:30 AM

    South Australia - Limestone Coast Gas Fracking
    Posted by · May 02, 2018 9:00 AM

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  • published National in Campaigns 2017-08-31 16:11:31 +1000


    Australia Under Threat from Coal and Gas
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    Switch your power away from CSG and fracking
    Posted by · August 22, 2017 12:00 PM

    Posted by · May 06, 2016 11:21 AM

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  • published Coalmines in Campaigns 2017-08-31 16:10:03 +1000

  • published Campaigns 2017-08-31 16:06:19 +1000

  • Unconventional Gas: Renewable Energy & Power Generation

    Dangers of fracking, fracking risks, fracking pros and cons, what is fracking, effects of coal seam gas mining, what is coal seam gas, impacts of fracking, fracking definition, hydraulic fracturingAustralia’s electricity sector is the nation’s single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

    Gas power generation is promoted by the gas industry as a transition fuel, yet research is putting that myth to rest. Rapid advances and falling costs in renewable power and storage technologies means that a secure, dependable, cost effective power system can now be achieved without gas.

    Download PDF version of fact sheet here

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