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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: 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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MEDIA RELEASE: Licence cancellation another cynical vote grabbing exercise by NSW Government

MEDIA RELEASE: 9th March 2015 Licence cancellation another cynical vote grabbing exercise by NSW Government Gasfield Free Northern Rivers have responded with ambivalence to the announcement today that a petroleum licence in the south of the region has been cancelled. Resources Minister Anthony Roberts travelled to Grafton to announce that gas company Clarence Moreton Resources […]

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MR: NSW gas plan fails Northern Rivers Community

The NSW Gas Plan does not address community concerns on coal seam gas mining and ignores recommendations by the Chief Scientist, according to Gasfield Free Northern Rivers. The plan fails to consider that the people of the Northern Rivers have been loud and clear in calling for all unconventional gas licences to be cancelled. Other […]

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MR: National MPs miss window of opportunity to deliver gasfield free outcome

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has delivered their second “Window of Opportunity” to State members of parliament and candidates in the four state electorates of the Northern Rivers. The campaign brings together a series of questions related to unconventional gas mining in the Northern Rivers that many members of our community are most concerned about. All […]

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MR: Community congratulates government for upholding Metgasco suspension

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers and Bentley landholders have today commended the NSW government for its decision to uphold the suspension of Metgasco’s coal seam gas exploration licence over the Bentley and Casino area. The licence was suspended on 15 May due to ‘inadequate consultation’ after sustained and overwhelming community opposition which culminated in the historic […]

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Community returns to Bentley Blockade site calling for Metgasco licence cancellation

Hundreds of people from across the Northern Rivers will return to the historic Bentley Blockade site for a breakfast gathering today to call on the NSW Government to cancel Metgasco’s exploration licence PEL16. The community will also show support for Bentley landholders who will be heading to Sydney this week in the hope of again […]

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