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State Government failing to protect communities from coal dust

August 23, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance and the Oakey Coal Action Alliance have today welcomed the report of the Senate inquiry into the Impacts on health of air quality in Australia, calling on the Queensland Government to immediately implement the recommendations to protect community health....

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Federal Parliament Can Implement Lock The Gate's 'Call to Country'

August 21, 2013

An Environmental Defenders Office report released today confirms that the Federal Parliament has wide constitutional powers to control coal and unconventional gas mining and that far-reaching national reforms as called for by Lock the Gate Alliance are possible. The report proves that the Federal...

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10,000 Say No to CSG in Sydney Water Catchments

August 20, 2013

On Wednesday 21 August community groups from across Sydney will deliver to Premier Barry O’Farrell a petition with more than 10,000 names of people opposed to coal seam gas (CSG) mining in Sydney drinking water catchments. “Last year Premier O’Farrell approved a CSG mining...

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Flying Start for National Week of Action on Coal and Gas Mining

August 19, 2013

Community groups kicked off a National Week of Action against reckless coal and gas mining on the weekend, with events in Melbourne, Fremantle and Lismore. Events commenced on Saturday with a rally and forum in Perth attended by 350 people including landholders from the...

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