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'POLITICAL FOOTBALL': CONTROVERSIAL NSW COAL PROJECT GRANTED MINING LICENCE

The Wallarah 2 coal project on the NSW Central Coast has been granted two mining leases by the state government after more than a decade of controversy and scrutiny.

The NSW government confirmed on Friday it had approved two coal mining leases to Kores Australia, a subsidiary of Korea Resources Corporation.

SMH June 21, 2019

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/political-football-controversial-nsw-coal-project-granted-mining-licence-20190621-p52056.html?sfns=mo

COAL MINE PROPOSAL IN THE HUNTER VALLEY CREATES A RIFT IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

The Dartbrook Mine closed in 2006, but its owners have applied to reopen it

The local thoroughbred industry is concerned about the possibility of water pollution

The mine's owners, Australian Pacific Coal, said the project would not impact water supply

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-05/coal-mine-threatening-hunter-valley-horse-studs/11381686?fbclid=IwAR1946_0DlmdaWZRe7EWKAjBGFPxdLIbN1-N4nkYWhnEPCvn9MzBeOn8CIc

 

QUEENSLAND MINING ROYALTIES FOUND TO GIVE 'EFFECTIVE SUBSIDIES' TO THERMAL COAL EXPORTERS

Australia Institute report suggests public support for overhaul of royalty rates

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/24/queensland-mining-royalties-found-to-give-effective-subsidies-to-thermal-coal-exporters?fbclid=IwAR0KqahsdCjtK3tUTJBNGiEfP1FapHg407ILds-SOEK8Va8XHEGMJ44Prhs

RESOURCES REGULATOR FINDS REHABILITATION WORKS AT SIX HUNTER VALLEY COAL MINES DO NOT COMPLY  JULY 2019

Mt Thorley Warkworth, Muswellbrook Coal, Ravensworth Operations, Rix's Creek North Coal Mine and Rix's Creek South Coal Mine have fallen short of environmental management and rehabilitation compliance.

https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6281401/unacceptable-strike-rate-five-hunter-coal-mines-fail-rehabilitation-audits/?fbclid=IwAR02tt7Ip0uFFEH9GTyJLGo54Oc8yFdnOA7zGxdve5BCjdZ-UVgOjoPdHOA

 

ADANI DEMANDS NAMES OF CSIRO SCIENTISTS REVIEWING GROUNDWATER PLANS   Jul 2019,

The revelation has alarmed CSIRO staff representatives, who said it indicated Adani had "a deliberate strategy" to pressure scientists by searching for personal information it could use to try to "discredit their work".

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-16/adani-requests-names-of-csiro-scientists/11308616?fbclid=IwAR19xhr4Tu6U3y0_kV2kfrQW5YgvEmfoHVGsPPRCzW7-79ZB55rqlW43Rvg

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-19/adani-law-firm-legal-attack-dog-document/10821408

 

ADANI IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RISK WE CAN'T AFFORD  May 2019

The background check in Queensland’s environmental law has a gap so large that Adani has driven an automated coal truck straight through it.It has been able to do this because the background check the Queensland regulator undertakes to assess if a company is a suitable operator does not cover that company’s environmental record in overseas jurisdictions. A 2017 report on corruption risks in mining approvals by Transparency International Australia highlighted this serious flaw in Queensland’s laws, confirming it creates a risk that mining leases will be granted to operators with a history of non-compliance.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/adani-is-an-environmental-health-risk-we-can-t-afford-20190524-p51qy0.html?fbclid=IwAR3aYG1xhbnSkRgKbSpJrfqXKf9CJo6vne7qtsGJOOlZJBTQuPyNh2EblLg

ADANI'S NEW LAW FIRM PUT FORWARD 'TRAINED ATTACK DOG' STRATEGY FOR WAGING LEGAL 'WAR'  Feb 2019

Lawyers for mining firm Adani proposed waging "war" on opponents of its controversial Queensland mine by using the legal system to pressure government, silence critics and financially cripple activists, according to documents obtained by the ABC.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-19/adani-law-firm-put-forward-trained-attack-dog-strategy/10821470

INTERACTIVE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ADANI – FROM COST, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND JOBS TO ITS POSSIBLE FUTURE   July2019

https://theconversation.com/interactive-everything-you-need-to-know-about-adani-from-cost-environmental-impact-and-jobs-to-its-possible-future-116901?fbclid=IwAR2xCL08ThcwqA7w1NJcyHhbvAvPxwojNrL56NMLAVCT7E4ZGdBbWZ34Bc0

MONEY PIT: NSW'S $262M SHENHUA DEAL A COAL DUD    Aug 2019

THE NSW government spent $262 million of taxpayers' money on a piece of an exploration tenement that had already been discarded by its owner, Chinese miner Shenhua.

https://www.theland.com.au/story/6340267/money-pit-nsws-262m-shenhua-deal-a-coal-dud/?fbclid=IwAR0qwSQLdcDPrJzrf3BrGazsetyLtLMlUIGDwgspbKoMTGx8NemgZs-Yln8

 

QUEENSLAND MINING ROYALTIES FOUND TO GIVE 'EFFECTIVE SUBSIDIES' TO THERMAL COAL EXPORTERS  July 2019

Queensland’s mining royalties regime gives “effective subsidies” to exporters of low-quality thermal coal, according to a new report by the Australia Institute

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/24/queensland-mining-royalties-found-to-give-effective-subsidies-to-thermal-coal-exporters?fbclid=IwAR1G-1LycU_mQnobT-rcJ0_R1peDtdxTC9QFwbpld0blfHsz3gv2OxQzIwo

FEDERAL RESOURCES MINISTER MATT CANAVAN BACKS QUEENSLAND BID TO REJECT SCIENTIFIC REPORTS THAT INTERFERE WITH MINES    JULY 2019

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/federal-resources-minister-matt-canavan-backs-queensland-bid-to-reject-scientific-reports-that-interfere-with-mines-2019-7?fbclid=IwAR1OOa58zhbD8lVXNDKP1T3HXhRbwT76KA_4I-QvD4EJSyHP1Ri9G8b6J1Y

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QUEENSLAND OPPOSITION TO CONSIDER ESTABLISHING SCIENCE REVIEW OFFICE  July  2019

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-opposition-to-consider-establishing-science-review-office-20190714-p52738.html

1 VOTERS COMMENT – So let’s review the scientific reviews and discard those we don’t like! Why bother with a report in the first place if government ignore the ones they don't like?

AUSTRALIA LEADS THE G20 NATIONS' PACK IN AID FOR COAL-FIRED POWER 2019

Subsidies for coal-fired power production almost tripled in the three years to 2016-17 among G20 nations, with Australia providing among the largest support, an international study has found.

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/g20-nations-aid-for-coal-fired-power-triples-in-three-years-report-20190625-p5213r.html?fbclid=IwAR3qC6w28urYThlDpmDuJ-3HC7TGxAd0WsGu6HE7cDlR6QiOGrtQbHqZb_c

STOP SELLING AUSTRALIA - FACEBOOK PAGE COMMENT

Yesterday I asked the Treasurer why the biggest farm in Australia ‘Van Diemen’s dairys’ is owned by China? Why the 2nd biggest ‘Cubbie’ owned by China? Why is the biggest grain farms ‘Nicoletti’ owned by China?

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