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The Speaker to pass on community objection rights concerns to Qld Premier

July 13, 2015

The Speaker, Peter Wellington, today accepted a landmark document from Darling Downs residents seeking to have the rights of the community to object to coal mines re-instated. The previous LNP government took away the rights of local communities to have their objections to coordinated...

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Hunt approves Shenhua coal mine, trashes NSW’s food bowl

July 08, 2015

Today’s Federal approval of Shenhua’s open cut coal mine on the Liverpool Plains is a blow for NSW‘s food bowl, farmers, the natural environment and the region’s water security, says the Lock the Gate Alliance and Liverpool Plains Youth.Felix Nankivell, a son of third...

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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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