At the last two elections, the Queensland Government promised to protect the mighty floodplains of the Channel Country in the Lake Eyre Basin.
But they haven’t delivered, and now we’ve discovered they’ve secretively granted special 15-year permits for gas exploration - across more than 348,000 hectares of floodplains.
Tell the Premier not to frack with our rivers and floodplains.1,099 signatures
I support our outback farmers and communities and ask that you do the same.
Please support the clean green beef industry and thriving tourism sector in the Channel Country.
And protect the rivers and floodplains from fracking, and associated roads and pipelines, for good.
Sarah Moles commented on Farmers take New Acland fight to High Court 2019-12-04 12:44:03 +1100Thank you all for standing so strong and determinedly agaiinst the fossil fools. Water must be prioritised for agriculture. There are no alternatives to food and water but lots of ways to meet our energy needs.
Protect Australia's land and water from reckless coal and gas mining!
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Sarah Moles commented on Call on Anthony Lynham and Premier Palaszczuk to Stop Acland 2017-06-20 09:56:24 +1000Spoke to Matthew. It was a polite and friendly chat. He said that the New Hope Coal application for a Judicial Review included a request for a stay on the Minister’s decision. This will be heard on Friday this week. If granted that could mean some considerable time before the Minister can make a decision.
Make Coal Giants Pay for Mine Clean-Up
Our new report – Abandoned Mines in Queensland: Toxic Time-bomb or Employment Opportunity? – calls for big mining companies to cover the cost of rehabilitating the State’s abandoned mines and estimates that this would generate 6000 jobs in regional Queensland!
There are too many large abandoned mines, and the full cost of cleaning them up is too large and should not fall on taxpayers. If mines are levied to pay for the clean up, they can also create jobs in the process.
Why should we miss out on hundreds of schools and hospitals because we’re footing the bill for the mess left behind by irresponsible mining companies?
- Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report (pdf)
- ACF Mine Rehab Stories
- Abandoned Mines in Queensland Report
- NSW Coal Pit Legacy
- Mine Rehab Closure Cost Report
- Rhetoric Vs Reality. Rehab performance snapshot
We call on the NSW and Queensland Premiers to strengthen weak mining laws and force companies to honour their obligations to rehabilitate their mines. The following needs to be done:
- Increase the required deposit to cover rehabilitation costs
- Require all future mines to backfill their mining pits and protect water resources
- Establish an independent authority to monitor and enforce mine rehabilitation
- Penalise companies who breach rehabilitation requirements.
Together we can ensure that the mining industry is held to account and that our land and water resources are protected against abandoned mines.