Archive | July, 2011

Sydney basin agriculture: from Governor Macquarie to Macquarie Street

27 July 2011 by Bharath

Sydney basin agriculture: from Governor Macquarie to Macquarie Street.  -John Newton “The farms on both banks and especially those on the left bank are rich and well cultivated and make a pretty appearance from the water, being heavily interspersed with orchards of peaches and other fruits.” Governor Macquarie Nepean Hawkesbury tour, Tuesday December 4th 1810 [...]

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NSW Government has selective hearing on coal seam gas

21 July 2011 by maxphillips

MEDIA RELEASE NSW Government has selective hearing on coal seam gas 21 July 2011 The announcement today by the O’Farrell Government of changes to coal seam gas rules recognises that this industry is not safe, according to Greens coal seam gas spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham. “These measures do not fully address the broad range of community [...]

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Santos can purchase Eastern Star Gas, but can’t buy a social licence

20 July 2011 by maxphillips

Media Release: Jeremy Buckingham, Greens MP & Mining Spokesperson 19 July 2011 The purchase of Eastern Star Gas by Santos makes them a leading player in coal seam gas, but a social licence to extract gas from high value farming areas and precious native reserves can not be bought with cash or advertising, it must [...]

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Bunnan No Gas

Upswell of community concern over mining expansion

18 July 2011 by maxphillips

Media release - Jeremy Buckingham, Greens MP 18 July 2011 Greens MP and mining spokesperson, Jeremy Buckingham says an organic upswell of community concern over the rapid expansion of mining is the most stringing impression on the first half of his tour of mining affected communities. The tour has so far taken in the western [...]

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Mining Tour 2011

Mining Tour 2011

15 July 2011 by maxphillips

Jeremy Buckingham’s mining tour of NSW in July took in the Western coal fields, Hunter Valley, Mid North Coast, Liverpool Plains and Moree and Narrabri districts.       View photos of the tour: This is the route of the mining tour. View Larger Map Media Release 18 July 2011: Media release - Jeremy Buckingham, [...]

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Balmain public meeting - coal seam gas

13 July 2011 by maxphillips

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Balmain CSG forum A5 leaflet

Public Meeting: Leichhardt Town Hall - Coal Seam Gas Stinks …and its coming to Sydney

11 July 2011 by maxphillips

Public Meeting 7 - 9pm, Monday 1 August Lecihhardt Town Hall Come along to watch 15 minutes of film on coal seam gas in Australia, followed by speeches and discussion. Coal seam gas mining is set to expand across NSW, including Sydney. But there are great concerns about this industry’s effects on health, water, agriculture [...]

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