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Premier Newman: Stick to your word and protect farmland

September 17, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance today called on the Premier and State Government to stick to their word and protect strategic cropping land from coal and unconventional gas mining. The Government is currently reviewing the Strategic Cropping Land Act and creating new Regional Plans...

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Fullerton Cove verdict a victory for common sense

September 12, 2013

This afternoon's judgment in the NSW Land and Environment Court, rejecting the O'Farrell Government's attempt to bankrupt the Fullerton Cove Residents Action Group, is a victory for common sense and an embarrassing rebuff for the government, according to the Lock The Gate Alliance. Justice...

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Macfarlane's CSG Fast Track Fatal for Farming

September 05, 2013

Lock the Gate Alliance said plans by the shadow resources spokesperson, Ian Macfarlane, to fast track Coal Seam Gas (CSG) developments in NSW would be fatal to the farming communities his National Party colleagues are supposed to represent. "The announcement reported yesterday was a...

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Lock the Gate Secretary Joins Hunger Strike

September 02, 2013

Lock the Gate secretary, Sarah Moles, has joined a Brisbane hunger strike to protest Aurizon's role in exporting coal from proposed mega-mines in the Galilee basin.  Aurizon (formerly QR National) intends to bail out India's debt-ridden GVK, allowing development of the first of 3...

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LTG responds to 'Galilee exports delayed until 2017'

August 31, 2013

Lock the Gate has responded to the Australian's article 'Galilee exports delayed until 2017' saying: I'd like to point out that there are also a number of other people objecting to the Alpha mine in the Galilee Basin. Most of these are local landholders...

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