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Planning reform rights wrong: fight far from over

July 07, 2015

Bulga residents, battling Rio Tinto’s Warkworth mine extension in the Hunter Valley, have welcomed the Baird government’s draft changes to NSW mining planning policy as a step forward in bringing back balance to consideration of the environmental and social impacts of mining projects.

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Sale of AGL's Hunter and Sydney PELs welcome

July 06, 2015

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed the reprieve from the threat of coal seam gas for wine-makers in the Hunter and the water catchments of Sydney and the Central Coast with the announcement by AGL that they are selling three Petroleum Exploration Licences back...

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Queensland and Tasmanian students join “shocking tour” of the coal seam gasfields

July 03, 2015

Western Downs’ local, Shay Dougall took a busload of university students and a Tasmanian researcher on an eye-opening tour yesterday to give them some first-hand experience of the realities of living in the gasfields. Mrs Dougall, spokesperson for the Hopeland Community Sustainability Group, said...

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