CSG export push will increase household gas bills by up to $162 per year

Published: May 21, 2014

Domestic consumers and Australian manufacturing industries are being forced to pay higher prices for gas just to meet the CSG industry’s push to export product overseas, the Lock the Gate Alliance says in its submission to IPART today.

The submission lifts the lid on the CSG industry’s spin that gas shortages are driving price hikes and calls for IPART to amend its draft decision and reject the price increases sought by gas retailers.

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Queensland Government prioritises mines over agricultural land: new evidence

Published: May 20, 2014

The Queensland Government is sacrificing valuable agricultural land to the coal industry and has scrapped laws that once prevented this from happening.

The Lock the Gate Alliance spokesperson, Ellie Smith said half of Queensland’s $766 million agricultural production in 2010 to 2011 came from the Central Highlands region.

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Dept. recommends green light to Watermark coal mine but fails to address water impacts

Published: May 19, 2014

Farmers on the Liverpool Plains have expressed alarm at a NSW Department of Environment and Planning recommendation to give the huge open-cut Watermark coal mine, near Gunnedah, the green light.

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Community concern reflected in “Beats for Baselines” concert with $8,500 raised

Published: May 18, 2014

May 18, 2014

Saturday night’s ‘Beats for Baselines’ was a huge success reflecting the amount of community concern about inappropriate mining in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

Coalfree Wide Bay Burnett spokesperson, Vicki Perrin said the event at the Avondale Tavern raised $8,500 towards baseline testing of water and air quality.

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Large numbers at Alice Springs meeting as fracking licences approach Uluru

Published: May 16, 2014

More than 100 people attended a meeting in Alice Springs last night called to discuss concerns over unconventional gas exploration permits that come as close as 75km from Uluru.

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