Sarah Moles

  • wants to volunteer 2020-06-12 18:28:01 +1000

    Are you insured for CSG?

    ABC news has revealed that Insurance Australia Group’s major rural and regional insurer, WFI, will no longer provide coverage if there are "unconventional gas" operations on farming properties.

    Lock the Gate is concerned this leaves farmers taking all the risk when they host this potentially dangerous industry. 

    We’re contacting insurance companies to find out what this means for landholders. Are you affected? Fill out your details below and we will be in touch to keep you up to date:

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  • signed Don’t Frack Queensland’s Outback Rivers 2020-03-09 13:57:30 +1100

    Don’t Frack Queensland’s Outback Rivers

    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.

    1,103 signatures


    Dear Premier,

    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.

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  • commented on Farmers take New Acland fight to High Court 2019-12-04 12:44:03 +1100
    Thank 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.
  • donated via 2020-06-30 11:17:46 +1000

    Protect Australia's land and water from reckless coal and gas mining!

    Your financial contribution will go directly to the front line of communities working hard to protect this amazing country.


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  • donated via 2018-11-01 11:02:20 +1100

  • commented on Call on Anthony Lynham and Premier Palaszczuk to Stop Acland 2017-06-20 09:56:24 +1000
    Spoke 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.
  • signed Mine Rehab Petition 2018-05-24 21:21:46 +1000

    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?



    9,421 signatures

    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:

    1. Increase the required deposit to cover rehabilitation costs
    2. Require all future mines to backfill their mining pits and protect water resources
    3. Establish an independent authority to monitor and enforce mine rehabilitation
    4. 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.

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