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Tag Archives: Media Release

MR: Metgasco should take the money and run.

MEDIA RELEASE : Metgasco should take the money and run. Today’s announcement by Metgasco that they are moving forward with plans for seismic acquisition at Rock Valley and with drilling at Bentley has been met with renewed determination and commitment from the local community. ‘We will not sit idly by and watch Metgasco roll in […]

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MR: Alliance welcomes sale of Northern Rivers gas licence

Media release 2 September 2015 Alliance welcomes sale of Northern Rivers gas licence: urges action to protect the region Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from Minister Roberts that the government is buying back Clarence Moreton Resources PEL 457. “The communities that are covered by this licence can now rest easy knowing […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: 12 June 2015 Gasfield Free Northern Rivers draws closer

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has welcomed media reports that Deputy Premier and Nationals Leader Troy Grant is calling for a halt to coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers, and congratulated the Deputy Premier on his stance. “After tireless work over four years by the community in the Northern Rivers we are overjoyed to see […]

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MR: Region ‘counting on pollies’ to finalise CSG buy back

MEDIA RELEASE 27 MAY 2015 Region ‘counting on pollies’ to finalise CSG buy back Gasfield Free Northern Rivers is launching a celebratory countdown to the June 30 deadline set by the state government for the buy back of Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 445, which covers most of the Lismore state electorate and parts of Clarence. […]

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MR: Permanent Protection Getting Closer for the Northern Rivers

MEDIA RELEASE 26th May 2015 Permanent Protection Getting Closer for the Northern Rivers Gasfield Free Northern Rivers are very happy to hear the news today that several Northern Rivers MP’s are working to change the Government’s policy on unconventional gas by calling for a ban for the Northern Rivers at next month’s National party conference […]

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Media Update: Metgasco ruling represents a procedural victory only

The ruling from the Supreme Court on the Metgasco court case is now available for viewing here. In making the ruling Justice Button noted that while the suspension process undertaken by government was not lawful, the judgement in no way reflects the merits or otherwise of the suspension itself. He notes: “…the evidence shows that […]

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Media Release: Alliance calls for urgent legislative reform to protect public

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers says today’s court win by unconventional gas driller Metgasco against a State Government decision to suspend their drilling licence after it was revealed they breached community consultation requirements highlights need for legislative reform to protect the public. The Supreme Court has today found in favour of Metgasco’s challenge of the suspension […]

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MR: Looking forward to a Gasfield Free future for the Northern Rivers

MEDIA RELEASE 9TH April 2015 Looking forward to a Gasfield Free future for the Northern Rivers With state election results now finalised, Gasfield Free Northern Rivers is looking forward to working with new and returning Northern Rivers MP’s to continue the ongoing work of achieving a Gasfield Free region. The CSG issue played a critical […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Nationals cynical electioneering won’t protect the Northern Rivers

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers says today’s non-announcement by the National Party, calling for the Government to buy back Petroleum Exploration Licence 445, which covers much of the Lismore electorate, will not protect the Northern Rivers from unconventional gasfields, and have called on the National Party to respond to overwhelming community will and promise to keep […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: COMMUNITY PRESENTS MORE THAN 6000 SIGNED POSTCARDS TO CANDIDATES

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers will today present Northern Rivers candidates with more than 6000 signed postcards. The postcards call on candidates to support the community’s call for a Gasfield Free Northern Rivers and have been collected in just six weeks. The postcards will be presented this morning at 10am at Riverside Park alongside the Wilsons […]

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