Outrage over $9.5 billion in subsidies to polluting industries in Queensland

Published: June 24, 2014

The Lock the Gate Alliance has expressed outrage at the scale and extent of taxpayer funded subsidies given to polluting industries in Queensland and has called for greater openness and public scrutiny on all handouts provided to the fossil fuels industry.

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Newman Government dealings on Brisbane Valley quarry an intolerable abuse of power

Published: June 24, 2014

The intervention by Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, Jeff Seeney, which allegedly resulted in a Brisbane Valley quarrying company avoiding prosecution for possible illegal resource extraction is an intolerable abuse of power.

 

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Nationals gut water trigger: Hogan abandons promise to cross the floor

Published: June 19, 2014

The Federal National Party has walked away from its commitments to protect the national water trigger on Coal Seam Gas (CSG) mining, and voted last week to allow it to be handed back to the states.

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Update: Update: Local Government National Assembly CSG vote narrowly defeated

Published: June 19, 2014

A motion at the National Assembly of Local Government in Canberra calling for a ban on coal seam gas mining was narrowly defeated yesterday.

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Councils move to ban CSG drilling on agricultural land

Published: June 16, 2014

The Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed a motion calling for a ban on coal seam gas drilling on agricultural land being put before the National General Assembly of Local Governments in Canberra today.

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