It’s time! The #WAelection is just 7 weeks away. If you live in the Swan and Chittering Valleys, now is your moment to protect the region from risky gas mining. [ Lockthegate.good.do Link ]
Email local candidates and ask them to step up now and defend our land, water and communities. [ Lockthegate.good.do Link ]
Muswellbrook and Singleton need a 50% reduction in air pollutants to meet new national standards. Today is your last chance to make a submission to the NSW EPA asking them to meet national standards. Make a submission now: [ Lockthegate.good.do Link ]

Putting a price on clean air

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Can you help The Truth Walks Slowly team to win a Country Music Channel Music Award for Australian Video of the Year?

To vote, head to [ Foxtel.com.au Link ]

By voting for THE TRUTH WALKS SLOWLY you will be showing your support for families on the land who are constantly fighting for Property Rights, like the late George Bender.

O'Shea has been nominated in 3 categories and you could help...
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The Hunter Valley communities are having their air polluted and their health damaged by ever increasing huge coal mines and the surrounding coal dust. Friday is the last day that you can make a submission to NSW EPA's Clean Air Plan.

Can you help? [ Lockthegate.good.do Link ]
Today’s resignation of Premier Mike Baird is an opportunity to reset mining policy in New South Wales to prioritise the protection of our land, water and regional communities.

The Shenhua coal project and CSG exploration licences still threaten the Liverpool Plains.

The incoming Premier needs to stand up as leader and take urgent action to safeguard food-producing lands, precious...
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THE GREAT GAS CON: As Victorians demand a ban on fracking the gas companies are fighting back with misinformation and threats to make the Victorian people pay!

Respond to the survey question at the link below to make it clear that the Victorian community supports a total ban on onshore gas mining:
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Did you know that coal mining is the largest single source of particulate pollution in NSW and that each year this kind of air pollution causes more than 1,000 premature deaths nationally, and more than a thousand hospital admission for children under 14?

Your chance to make a submission to the NSW EPA's Clean Air Plan ends this Friday: [ Lockthegate.good.do Link ]

In the last ten years, an...
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Community pressure has an effect on whether companies decide to renew their gas exploration leases.

We still have a number of gas leases hanging over a large swathe of the south west but slowly the extent of the industry’s claims over the region is being cut back.

The community and Frack Free WA is calling on all political parties to permanently protect the south-west and implement a...
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Gas mining permit shrinks following South West Gasfield Free declarations

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Join The Bushwackers and country music stars such as Pat Drummond and Paul Robert Burton Band and help support Lock The Gate, working towards keeping our Plains free of inappropriate Coal and Gas developments.

Tamworth Cares Concert, 7pm Wednesday 25th January, Tamworth Town Hall, 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival

Tickets: [ Lockthegate.org.au Link ]

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Join us for a night of celebration at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. A massive fun night only $15, Wed 25 #TCMF2017
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O’Shea’s festival dream

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We're running out of time... Can you email a submission to keep our air clean and free from coal mine dust?

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Australian Gas companies have manufactured a fictional "gas shortage" to hike up prices and justify continued attacks on Victoria’s permanent ban on onshore unconventional gas exploration and fracking.

Read more: [ Theguardian.com Link ]
The potential damage wrought by coal seam gas mining in NSW is not well understood and "things could go wrong" with water quality, NSW Environment Protection Authority chief executive Barry Buffier has warned.

Asked whether coal seam gas was a significant environmental issue, Mr Buffier told the hearing that "my assessment would be yes, it is".

"The evidence would indicate that it's what...
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Coal seam gas concerns 'valid', says EPA chief

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Join like-minded people for a night of celebrating, dancing and singing!

Normally $22 Lock The Gate friends can purchase here for $15 each. Limited number available! [ Lockthegate.org.au Link ]

The 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival will host the tenth annual "Tamworth Cares" concert on Wednesday 25th January.

Featuring country music stars such as Bushwackers, Pat Drummond and Paul...
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AGL fined just $124,000 after pleading guilty to 11 charges of giving undisclosed political donations.

Of the 11 charges 6 were related to the Camden Gas Project.

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Great news! Legal action by Western Downs Alliance has forced the federal government to stop Santos freely dumping coal seam gas waste water in Surat Basin rivers and streams.

Queensland community action prevents Santos from freely dumping coal seam gas waste

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BREAKING: Sydney Morning Herald story on the Baird Government's changes to mining approvals in NSW to give mining companies what they've demanded: faster and easier approvals.
New draft changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, released by the NSW Government today, may make it easier for coal mines to secure rapid approval in NSW and do NOT provide a single measure to protect farmland, water resources or the checks and balances needed to protect the public from bad mining decisions.

“These draft changes could have been written by the mining industry...
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Join like-minded people for a night of celebrating, dancing and singing!

Normally $22 Lock The Gate friends can purchase here for $15 each. Limited number available! [ Lockthegate.org.au Link ]

The 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival will host the tenth annual "Tamworth Cares" concert on Wednesday 25th January.

Featuring country music stars such as Bushwackers, Pat Drummond and Paul...
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