Join us for a campaign update on Origin Energy with special guests speakers.
1) Ray Dimakarri Dixon, Mudburra Traditional Owner from Marlinja, Northern Territory
2) Bruce Robertson, Energy Finance Analyst with IEEFA on Gas/LNG and an active participant in the national debate on energy issues
3) Lauren Mellor, Protect Country NT campaigner on the ground in the NT
Followed by a Q&A and a wrap up with the beautiful film documentary Water Is Life (24mins).
Join us for the latest updates on Origin Energy’s plans to frack the NT - and how we are going to stop them! We’re bringing councils and people together to stand with Traditional Owners. Find out how your local council can help stop Origin from fracking the Northern Territory.
#waterislife #dontfracktheNTWHENApril 15, 2020 at 6:30pmWHEREWebinar from home
Sydney, NSW 2000
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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.1,427 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.)
Sybille Frank donated 2017-09-17 20:42:31 +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.
We are not third party campaigners.
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?
- Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report (pdf)
- ACF Mine Rehab Stories
- Abandoned Mines in Queensland Report
- NSW Coal Pit Legacy
- Mine Rehab Closure Cost Report
- Rhetoric Vs Reality. Rehab performance snapshot
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:
- Increase the required deposit to cover rehabilitation costs
- Require all future mines to backfill their mining pits and protect water resources
- Establish an independent authority to monitor and enforce mine rehabilitation
- 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.