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Vandals? Miners need to look closer to home

April 17, 2014

By Phil Laird NSW Minerals Council head Stephen Galilee (The Australian, April 14, page 21) is right in calling for economic vandals to be jailed. The heads of some of the coal mining companies he represents could do with some time to ­reflect on...

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O'Farrell resignation must trigger strict rules on corporate lobbyists

April 16, 2014

Lock the Gate Alliance has called for strict new rules on the interactions between corporate lobbyists and politicians after NSW Premier, Barry O'Farrell, was forced to resign following evidence of his relationship with lobbyist Nick Di Girolamo being exposed by a corruption inquiry.

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LNP’S Friday 5pm media release designed to avoid scrutiny

April 13, 2014

The Queensland Government’s last minute announcement about serious environmental charges was designed to avoid media scrutiny, says the Lock the Gate Alliance. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has charged Linc Energy Limited with allegedly breaching environmental laws, “causing serious environmental harm” on the Darling...

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WA Premier sets record straight on gas industry spin

April 09, 2014

The curly public relations tails of unconventional gas companies pushing for extensive industrial gasfields in rural NSW and Queensland were set straight by Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett at yesterday's Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association conference in Perth. Mr Barnett told the Conference...

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