Company allowed to obtain majority ownership of zombie PEL without full government scrutiny

Published: January 15, 2021

Documents obtained recently under Government Information Public Access (GIPA) laws reveal the NSW Government was unable to complete a full and transparent investigation into whether it was appropriate for a private multinational company to purchase majority ownership of an expired petroleum license in the Upper Hunter, but the sale went ahead anyway.

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Road to nowhere: Federal Government’s NT gas roads announcement a massive waste of taxpayer funds

Published: January 14, 2021

Australian taxpayers should be outraged the Morrison Government has announced it will yet again subsidise the polluting and expensive fracking industry using public funds with a “gas roads” package for the NT worth $217M.

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Morrison Govt approved delays for Adani’s threatened species habitat offset requirements

Published: January 14, 2021

Lock the Gate Alliance has slammed the Morrison Government for approving a delay of several years before Adani needs to “legally secure” land that would act as an offset for a host of endangered and threatened animals and plants.

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Pristine rivers at risk as Origin targets more than 200,000 hectares of Channel Country floodplains for fracking

Published: January 13, 2021

Fracking company Origin Energy has applied for petroleum licenses over large swathes of floodplains in Queensland’s environmentally sensitive Channel Country, in a blatant attempt to preempt a decision on the future of the floodplains by the Palaszczuk Government.

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South32 set to benefit from secret NSW Cabinet deal allowing it to drain billions of litres from water catchment unlicensed

Published: January 12, 2021

The Berejiklian-Barilaro Government has apparently signed off on a secret sweetheart deal so South32 can avoid purchasing a water license and instead pay money to the government directly to “offset” billions of litres of water that would be drained from the Sydney-Illawarra catchment area due to the company’s Dendrobium coal mine extension.

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