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Queensland Government has a lot to learn from NSW report on health impacts of coal

February 23, 2015

The Queensland Government should seriously examine the Coal and Health in the Hunter report released by the Climate and Health Alliance today, says Clean Air Queensland (CAQ). The report estimated that burning coal for electricity in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales alone produced health...

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Senate Hearing: Clean Air Queensland calls for law reform to protect community health

February 19, 2015

Clean Air Queensland (CAQ) today told a Senate hearing at Toowoomba that Australia needed an overhaul of clean air laws to protect communities impacted by coal dust. CAQ Coordinator Michael Kane addressed the Senate Select Committee hearing into Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration...

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Secret documents show collusion to push through Warkworth project

February 18, 2015

New documents, released under freedom of information laws, provide disturbing evidence that senior bureaucrats in the NSW government worked closely with Rio Tinto to push through a biodiversity offset package, at break-neck speed and with considerable irregularities, to help ensure the Warkworth open cut...

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Mike Baird must resist coal industry pressure and restore balance

February 17, 2015

The Lock the Gate Alliance is calling on the New South Wales Government to resist an aggressive pre-election lobbying push by the mining industry and fulfill outstanding commitments to protect farmland and water from coal and gas mining before the public goes to the...

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