Alec Lucke author of 'Road to Exploitation.'

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  • commented on Farmers take New Acland fight to High Court 2019-12-05 18:16:08 +1100
    The East End Mine Action Group Inc has been in the Qld Land Court against Cement Australia since June 2018. Water is the big issue and we have no limitations upon our opportunity to present objections in the Qld Land Court against a new mining lease application and amendment to an Environmental Authority. This comes about because of changing legislation \ new legislation and the snapshot in time when the application was lodged. Objectors to New Hope should rightfully claim they are discriminated against because other objectors are able to present and have their groundwater issues assessed by the Land Court.
  • signed Mine Rehab Petition 2016-08-05 17:03:50 +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?

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    9,412 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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  • posted about Contact Us on Facebook 2016-02-09 17:00:37 +1100
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ex farmer actively retired. Advocate for strategic cropping land and aquifers. Belief that we need producer protection legislation in the same way as consumer protection laws. Issues too imperative not to fight for greater accountabilty

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