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Liberal Party Environment Plan

Liberal Environment Policy https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/protecting-our-environment The Turnbull Government is committed to protecting Australia’s magnificent natural environment. Protecting the Great Barrier Reef Our Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan is the most comprehensive plan ever developed to protect the Great Barrier Reef for future generations. The Coalition has put in place an historic ban on capital dredge […]

Australian Labor Policy on Environment

STRONGER ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS Date: 14 June 2016 Labor has a proud and solid record of environmental achievement. It was Labor that initiated the protection of the Great Barrier Reef during the Whitlam Government. It was the Hawke and Keating Governments that protected the Franklin, Kakadu and the Daintree as well as Antarctica. It was Labor […]

Election Stance Nick Xenophon Team

Nick Xenophon Team Policy on Environment https://nxt.org.au/whats-nxt/policy-principles/environment/ Clean air, clean water and preserving our iconic natural resources are fundamental to guiding what we do for our environment – not just for us, but for Australia’s future generations. Examples of what needs to be done: Call on state governments to identify and preserve our best agricultural […]

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Western Downs Battle Begins for Roma, Wandoan and Rolleston

Lock the Gate Media Release 16th June First ever legal challenge against major federal CSG approval: Santos’ 6100 CSG well expansion in Queensland The Western Downs Alliance has commenced legal proceedings which will challenge the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunts, approval of 6,100 CSG wells in Queensland. The Santos GLNG Gas Field Development Expansion expands […]

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Election battle hotting up in New England Joyce vs Windsor

Election 2016: Gas miner Santos has plans to drill for CSG in New England, documents reveal: Sydney Morning Herald story by Heath Aston http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/gas-miner-santos-has-plans-to-drill-for-csg-in-new-england-documents-reveal-20160605-gpbzyw.html#ixzz4AjimFZTc Excerpts Santos has submitted new plans to drill for coal seam gas in the heart of Australia’s richest farming country, the Liverpool Plains – an area inside Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby […]

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Political support for Solar Thermal Power Station in Port Augusta

At the National Press Club meeting in May the Repower Port Augusta Campaign asked whether South Australians could rely on both major parties to deliver solar thermal in Port Augusta. In response : Liberal Minister for Environment Greg Hunt: “In our case, yes, we set out when we laid out the Clean Energy Innovation Fund that our […]

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GP says Limestone Coast Health Assessment Study needed

Limestone Coast Health Assessment Study Needed Limestone Coast General Practitioner Dr David Senior is calling for a comprehensive, ongoing and detailed Health Assessment Study in the Limestone Coast before any gas extraction is allowed. Dr David Senior, a General Practitioner from Robe, has written in a submission to the fracking hearing “Before any gas extraction […]

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Public rejection of Coal Seam Gas Mining nationally

Lock the Gate Media release 3 June 2016 Polling of 250,000 people confirms public rejection of CSG mining nationally. Lock the Gate say this should trigger election commitments. New polling confirms the public has rejected risky unconventional gas drilling and highlights the failure of both major political parties to act on community concerns on the […]

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Mine rehabilitation overhaul needed to avoid a massive toxic legacy

AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION MEDIA RELEASE 14 June 2016 Mine rehabilitation overhaul needed to avoid a massive toxic legacy A new report highlights systemic and structural failures in the regulation of mine closure and rehabilitation in Australia and recommends the federal government set up a national inquiry to avoid the fading mining boom leaving behind a […]

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Renewable Energy 100% electricity and transport by 2050

Australia : We CAN get 100% renewable electricity by 2030! But do our political parties have the will? The Homegrown Power Plan, a joint project between GetUp! and Solar Citizens, shows how we can repower the country with 100% renewable electricity by 2030. How? By rebooting our failing electricity system, removing the roadblocks holding us […]

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Protect Our Limestone Coast Video

Find out why people just like you are locking their gate and becoming involved to stop unconventional mining in our region.

Coal and the Bulga video from The Weekly

The Weekly has uploaded the Bulga segment so you can watch and share. I had a great laugh : you either laugh or you cry!

NT pastoralists show down with mining companies; Landline

Boiling Point on Landline on 16th March 2015 PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: Northern Territory pastoralists are the most unprotected in the country when it comes to their rights in facing up to mining and exploration companies. For years, they’ve been pushing for better protection and a bolstering of legislation. But nothing has happened and tensions are […]

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Protect Our Foodbowl Rally Speakers

Listen to the speakers at the Protect our Foodbowl Rally last weekend.      

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A Rational Fear: you’ll fracking love it (comedy video)

Need a bit of a laugh with all this worrying fracking talk going on? Watch this video for a lighthearted look at what is going on in our country

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Overwhelming proof that fracking contaminates water

We’ve seen it before (like in Gasland Part II), scientific evidence proves that drilling and fracking contaminated ground water, but then the industry swoops in with their misinformation campaigns and pressure on regulatory agencies, and suddenly there’s a new set of “facts” to debate. Our video of the week shows that the Lispky family is […]

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Fracking fears grow in the South East

The campaign to stop gas exploration in the state’s South East is building momentum with seven local councils backing a moratorium in a meeting at Naracoorte. Michelle Vella reports on Channel 7 news. Watch the news video here

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What is Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)?

This video explains what fracking is in easy to understand terms and discusses the positives and minuses Click here to watch the video “What is Hydraulic Fracturing?”

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Protecting landholders’ rights in South Australia

Speech by Penny Wright | Environment & Biodiversity / Resources, Mining & CSG on 6th March 2014 “With unconventional mining spreading its tentacles across Australia, it has been extremely heartening to see civil society come into action, with strong and diverse alliances across sectors and the community to protect what we know we must protect […]

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