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Confirmed: False information used in Whitehaven mine approval

November 13, 2013

Two new independent expert ecologists have confirmed that Whitehaven Coal provided false and misleading information to State and Federal Governments in order to get approval for its controversial Maules Ck coal mine, near Narrabri. The Maules Creek Community Council is calling for Environment Minister...

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NSW Planning Bill Breaks Promises, Encourages Mining Corruption

November 12, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance says the controversial new Planning Bill being rushed through parliament by the Government this week breaches promises made before the election and will make corruption more likely, not less.  The Alliance has called for a radical overhaul of the...

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Alliance Slams Extraordinary Land and Water Grab

November 07, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance has slammed the Queensland Government’s extraordinary admission that it will take people’s land, give away coal and override due process to induce coal companies to build the biggest coal mines in the country in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Lock the...

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Hunt Must Reject Palmer's Mine

November 06, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance is calling on the Federal Government to reject Clive Palmer’s ‘China First’ coal project in the Galilee Basin in light of ongoing non-compliance issues with exploration for the project. The Australian has today reported that the Queensland Government has...

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