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Lock the Gate welcomes Labor’s plans to protect Bimblebox

March 23, 2012

The Lock the Gate Alliance welcome the overnight announcement by the Queensland ALP to protect nature refuges from mining, including the Bimblebox refuge near Alpha. Alliance president, Drew Hutton, said this was a major concession by Labor and he called on the Liberal National...

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Coal seam gas tenements in Brisbane suburbs

March 19, 2012

 large coal seam gas exploration permit has been granted over a large part of Brisbane's western suburbs. The permit, known as EPP641 is owned by BNG Pty Ltd which is a subsidiary of the large CSG company, Arrow which is, in turn, owned 50-50...

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Lee Kernaghan to open and close Food Security Forum

March 07, 2012

Australian country music singer and songwriter and 2008 Australian of the Year, Lee Kernaghan will open and close next Monday's Food Security Forum at the Brisbane Convention. Mr Kernaghan, who feels passionately about the destruction being caused to the Australian bush by coal and...

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Fight goes on as Government fails on coal and gas promises

March 06, 2012

Lock the Gate Alliance has described the Strategic Regional Land Use Plans and Aquifer Interference Policy released today by the NSW Government as just more broken promises and said the fight will continue to prevent coal and gas mining from wrecking NSW. "The NSW...

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Bligh government’s ‘green corridor’ plan mostly a sham: Lock the Gate

March 01, 2012

The Lock the Gate Alliance believes the only new and substantial environmental protections emerging from yesterday's 'green corridor' announcement by Premier, Anna Bligh, is for the far western rivers. Everything else would seem to be recycling old projects and staying well clear of any...

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