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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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NSW policy: the good the bad and the missing

October 10, 2013

Letter to the Editor The phenomenal growth of the Lock the Gate Alliance with membership of 170 community groups and thousands of individual members is testament to the deep concerns the broad community has regarding land use conflict in NSW and beyond. The Alliance...

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