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New Poll - Overwhelming Community Support for Farmers' Right to Say 'No' to Mining

June 18, 2013

New polling results show that people throughout NSW overwhelmingly support the rights of farmers and landholders to veto mining on their land, strengthening the case for that right to be protected in law, according to the Lock The Gate Alliance. The poll was commissioned...

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Government Should Side with the Community, not Rio Tinto: Alliance

June 17, 2013

The Hunter and Central Rivers Alliance has called on the NSW Government to accept the decision by the Land and Environment Court to overturn project approval for the Warkworth Coal Extension Project. Bev Smiles from the Hunter Community Network said, "the Government should get...

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It is broke and we want a say in how to fix it

June 10, 2013

For 22 years the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 (NSW) has sat unchanged.  On 22 May 2013, Energy and Resources Minister Chris Hartcher introduced the Petroleum (Onshore) Amendment Bill 2013 into the Legislative Assembly. Mr Hartcher presented the amendments without the usual fanfare of NSW...

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