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Leard blockade continues

January 20, 2014

The blockade of Leard forest to prevent it being cleared for the Maules Creek coal mine project has lasted for seven days and continues this morning with a protestor suspended 25 metres in the air between two River Red Gums, to protect them.

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Leard forest blockade targets water delivery

January 17, 2014

In the fifth day of escalating protest at Leard Forest in north west NSW, protestors seeking to protect the forest from being cleared for an open-cut coal mine have again blockaded the entrance to the construction site for the mine, preventing a water tanker...

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Newman betrays promise to farmers with new pro-mining Bill

January 16, 2014

The Lock the Gate Alliance has accused Premier Campbell Newman of betraying a promise to protect cropping land from coal and gas mining and fatally undermining Queensland’s agricultural future with a new Bill that will repeal the Strategic Cropping Land Act and allow mining...

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Fire Closures mis-used in attempt to evict protestors

January 15, 2014

Lock the Gate Alliance has spoken out against the mis-use of fire closures by the NSW Forestry Corporation, after they yesterday closed down two State Forests where community groups were camped in protest against coal and gas mining in north-west NSW. The Forestry Corporation...

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