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Macfarlane reveals contempt for mining affected communities

October 25, 2013

Federal Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane has revealed an arrogance and disdain for regional communities impacted by coal mining, according to the Lock The Gate Alliance. The Minister's comments, suggesting that Hunter Valley residents should “stop complaining” about coal mining or leave the region, were...

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Queensland Government to wind back cropping land protection

October 24, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance has issued a call to action to regional and rural Queenslanders as the Government embarks on an unprecedented assault on the countryside. The government has today released a review of the Strategic Cropping Land Act that proposes repealing the...

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Minister warned of a ‘world of pain’ for gas companies in the Northern Rivers

October 21, 2013

Community representatives attending a meeting with Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane in Canberra on Tuesday will warn the minister that the industry will face a ‘world of pain’ if it attempts to impose itself upon the Northern Rivers.

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Minister leaves communities in anxiety over mine water law

October 19, 2013

The Environment Minister Greg Hunt has released notices confirming the application of the new federal “water trigger” to 27 coal mines and gas projects, but the Lock the Gate Alliance says some of the most damaging projects are still in limbo, and is calling...

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China First water impacts must be assessed – Alliance

October 15, 2013

Lock the Gate Alliance has warned the Federal Government against back flipping on its commitment to undertake a water assessment of Clive Palmer’s China First mine, as the Guardian reports the company is lobbying to ensure the new “water trigger” is not applied to the project....

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