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Lock the Gate to expose misleading jobs claims at Warkworth public hearing

September 07, 2015

Lock the Gate Alliance will use its presentation to the Planning and Assessment Commission for the Warkworth coal mine expansion project to expose false and misleading claims made by the Minerals Council, Department of Planning and Rio Tinto about the effect of rejecting the...

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Questions asked about timing of Qld political donations inquiry announcement

September 01, 2015

Lock the Gate’s Drew Hutton has questioned why the Premier waited until today to announce an inquiry into political donations in Queensland, including donations associated with the Acland coal mine, after her Government provided final approval for the mine expansion only last Friday. "This...

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Metgasco tantrum gives Govt opening to legislate to make Northern Rivers gasfield free

September 01, 2015

Lock the Gate Alliance says the announcement today by would-be Northern Rivers unconventional gas driller Metgasco that it is pulling out of negotiations with the Government to settle a dispute over its suspended drilling operation at Bentley and the future of its three Northern...

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Acland Coal Mine Approved by Palaszczuk Government Despite Donations Scandal

August 31, 2015

The Queensland Government’s move to approve an Environmental Authority for the Acland Stage 3 coal project while it is still under a political donations cloud is a terrible decision that will have far-reaching repercussions, says Lock the Gate Alliance.  The group’s president, Drew Hutton...

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