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Spring Plain Declares itself “Gasfield Free”

November 25, 2013

Residents of the Spring Plain district, west of Narrabri, have declared their roads and properties “Gasfield Free”, sending a strong message to government and industry that there is no social license for gas mining companies to operate in their community. A survey conducted by...

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Outrage as Community Democracy overshadows government spin

November 25, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance has expressed outrage at the attempt by the NSW Government to cloak its technical negotiations with agricultural peak bodies as community acceptance of the proposed land access arrangements for CSG and shale gas introduced into the NSW Parliament. The...

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ICAC mines and public interest test legislation is a welcome move

November 21, 2013

The Lock The Gate Alliance has welcomed new laws introduced by NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell to allow the Government to cancel or refuse mining and petroleum licences on public interest grounds, including mine projects that are found to be corrupt. The Premier introduced the...

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Proposed CSG laws must be released immediately for community to assess

November 20, 2013

Lock the Gate Alliance has called for proposed changes to coal seam gas laws foreshadowed in NSW Parliament last night to be released immediately on public exhibition. In Parliament last night, Minister Duncan Gay revealed that changes have been proposed to the contentious Petroleum...

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North West NSW Celebrates Gasfield Free Communities

November 18, 2013

The North West of NSW celebrates as Burren Junction, Cryon and Merah North declare themselves Gasfield Free Communities. The Junction City Hotel was the venue for last Friday evening’s Community Celebration proudly attended by a large number of local landowners and residents. People from...

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