Great news! The Federal Government has been forced to delay its plans to limit the rights of communities to challenge dangerous mining projects in court! It’s all been pushed back to next year, and there’s a good chance it will never see the light of day again.
Big thanks for your quick and determined action to head that one off! All the contributions to our advertising campaign with Alan Jones and all the submissions to the Senate Inquiry made a huge difference.
Now its time for the Federal Government, under new leader Malcolm Turnbull, to fix the other big mistake it made earlier this year in approving the Shenhua Watermark coal mine on the Liverpool Plains.
We’re running TV advertisements calling on Malcolm Turnbull to revoke the mine approval. Can you chip in help get this message heard?
As you know, the Liverpool Plains is one of the most productive farming areas in the country, with clean plentiful groundwater and fertile black soils that grow food and fibre. Soils so rich local farmers tell us they’re good enough to eat!
So, we’re teaming up with two local community groups, Upper Mooki Landcare and SOS Liverpool Plains, today to send a letter to the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Environment Minister Greg Hunt calling on them to revoke the approval, and outlining how and why they can do that.
You can help us drive the message home, by chipping in to run this ad on Sky News and Prime TV this week.
We’d also love you to join farmers and Traditional Owners on the Plains for the Harvest Festival on 6-8 November. It’s a chance to see for yourselves the working farms of the Liverpool Plains and learn firsthand about its cultural values. We visited the site just a few days ago – the barley is green and fluffy, the canola bright yellow, the stubble is silver and the soil a rich dark chocolate. Please come along for an unforgettable couple of days!
Thanks again for everything you do.
See you on the Plains,
Lock the Gate Alliance