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State government water bill undermines regulation of coal seam gas

September 06, 2011

The lock the Gate Alliance believes the seemingly innocuous amendments to the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, currently being introduced into the state parliament are designed to further entrench the ineffective and inadequate policyframework the government is building around the CSG industry. President of...

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Lock the Gate President comes to the Hunter

September 05, 2011

Lock the Gate Alliance president, Drew Hutton, will be visiting communities in the Hunter region during this week and will be participating in a media conference with local community representatives to discuss directions for dealing with unwanted coal and coal seam gas projects. The...

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Rural Queenslanders are ‘collateral damage’: QGC

September 04, 2011

The vice-president of one of Australia's biggest coal seam gas companies has reportedly told a resident of a rural residential estate being targeted for gas wells by his company that his community would be 'collateral damage.' Brett Smith, senior vice-president in the BG Group...

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Bligh government keeps on spinning about protecting farming land from mining

August 30, 2011

Today's announcement by Mines Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe, that his department would provide free legal aid to central Queensland farmers faced by mining companies wanting to take over their land is just one more example of this government's one-sided approach to dealing with the destructive...

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