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Lock the Gate Monitors Candidates’ on Mining, Corruption and Fairness

January 19, 2015

Singing and dancing Queensland Sadies, and piggies with their snouts in money troughs heralded Lock the Gate’s candidates’ survey on mining, corruption and Queensland’s unfair political system, released today. Lock the Gate Alliance’s president, Drew Hutton officially released the survey on issues relating to...

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Revealed: Vast areas of farmland in hands of coal companies

January 17, 2015

New research by the Lock the Gate Alliance has revealed the scale of farmland and public land in New South Wales being bought by multi-national mining companies, including large areas of mapped strategic agricultural land in the Hunter Valley.

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New film highlights community concerns about mining in Queensland

January 15, 2015

Wide Bay Burnett communities welcome the release today of a documentary highlighting the devastating impacts of mining in the region. The documentary, by Brisbane film-maker Mark Doyle and called Open for Business, includes interviews with residents and farmers describing their battle to keep their...

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NT’s iconic Kings Canyon under threat from frackers

January 09, 2015

Kings Canyon, one of the Northern Territory’s major tourist attractions, is under threat from fracking. Frack Free Coordinator for Central Australia Tanya Hall said it was concerning that oil and gas company Palatine Energy was seeking to drill and frack in the world-renowned Watarrka...

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