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Coal Wars: Booming or Busting Your Future?

A public forum and live webcast on the future of coal and community, with a special focus on the Hunter Valley. Presented by The Global Mail, the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism and Tilt Vision.  The Hunter has a strong history balancing coal mining, agriculture and community. But with almost two-thirds of the Upper Hunter – more than 1,200 square kilometres – now under lease for mining exploration, is the balance shifting?

Is coal out of control?

Who is shaping the future of the Hunter in the 21st century?

Make sure your voice is part of the debate – come along and have your say!

Entry is free. Registration details coming soon.

Speakers include:

Martin Rush, Mayor of Muswellbrook Shire Council

Di Snedden, editor of the Singleton Argus and Singleton Citizen of the Year

Grahame Kelly, CFMEU Mining and Energy Northern District Secretary

Dr John Drinan, Singleton Healthy Environment Group

Dr Cameron Collins, President, Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Moderator: Tom Morton, Director, Australian Centre for Independent Journalism

Further speakers will be announced shortly.

Media enquiries:

Jane Nicholls, The Global Mail [email protected] 02 8203 8895

Tom Morton, Australian Centre for Independent Journalism [email protected] 0402 610656


October 16, 2013
6pm - 9pm
Singleton Diggers Club

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