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Coal mines killing koalas

June 05, 2024

New research from the Central Queensland University shows that one third of the land covered by applications for new coal mining leases in QLD provides habitat for the endangered koala and identifies 42,500 hectares of koala habitat within the 123,000 hectares of proposed new...

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Merits Review and the EPBC Act

April 16, 2024

This independent report, commissioned by Lock the Gate, was launched on the 16th April 2024. It builds on Samuel Review recommendations that communities should have the legal right to challenge the merits of a wider range of environmental decisions. Read and download the report...

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Reform of the EPBC Act Water Trigger

February 06, 2024

A new expert report exposes how big gas projects are exploiting failings in federal laws designed to protect one of Australia's most precious resources - water. But the report Reform of the EPBC Act Water Trigger, written by hydrologist Dr Matthew Currell and environmental advocacy Earth...

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Safeguard Mechanism Report

October 09, 2023

Read the Full ReportEnergy Resource Insights Briefing Report: Money for Nothing - Australia coal mines under the reformed Safeguard Mechanism The report finds that: A number of large Australian coal mines will be able to significantly increase their emissions this decade under the reformed...

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Queensland Fugitive Emissions

September 07, 2023

Queensland has a longstanding history of exporting carbon pollution to the world, primarily in the form of coal extracted from its mines. The carbon emissions contained in this exported coal is around four times more than Queensland’s domestic emissions annually. However, as we bring...

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Methane from fossil fuels is elephant in room in Safeguard Mechanism

March 29, 2023

A new report by renowned environmental scientist Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe finds that methane emissions from coal, oil and gas facilities make up ~70% of total greenhouse gas emissions covered under the federal Safeguard Mechanism (SGM), when the global warming impact is calculated over...

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Unconventional Gas in the Lake Eyre Basin

October 03, 2022

A new economic analysis reveals how giving companies the right to frack for unconventional gas in Queensland’s fragile Lake Eyre Basin would be the “absolute height of folly” due to the climate impacts and predicted high costs.

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Gorman North Mapping

September 27, 2022

As many as 182 water bores used by farmers, a recharge zone of the Great Artesian Basin, and important natural areas that form part of the Pilliga Forest could be put at risk if Whitehaven is allowed to develop or expand coal mines in...

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Ember Report

June 08, 2022

Tackling Australia’s Coal Mine Methane ProblemThis report is an in-depth briefing from EMBER on the scale of methane emissions from Australia’s coal mines and potential actions to reduce leaks and mitigate their impact on the climate. Read and download the report here Ember has...

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'F for Fail': Legal analysis of the implementation of NT Fracking Inquiry recommendations

February 22, 2022

New forensic legal analysis has revealed stark failings in the NT Government’s implementation of Justice Pepper’s recommendations from the NT Fracking Inquiry. Chief Minister Gunner has repeatedly promised to implement all recommendations in full – including in the lead-up to the last election. However,...

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