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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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Farmers not copping the Nationals CSG bull*#%! any longer.

Northern Rivers farmers will pay a visit to Nationals MPs offices in Lismore and Ballina today to show how fed up they are with the difference between the government’s CSG policies and their pre-election spin. To graphically illustrate just what they think of the Nats dishonest rhetoric and deceptive election spin, they will be setting […]

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Media Release: Northern Rivers CSG scorecard released: National Party must act

An alliance of people and community groups from across the Northern Rivers region has this week released a scorecard of political parties’ responses to crucial questions about unconventional gas in the region, revealing a major gap in National Party policy. The Gasfield Free Northern Rivers (GFNR) scorecard process asked candidates in Clarence, Tweed, Lismore and […]

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Gasfield Free Northern Rivers Scorecard

Check out how the parties rate on protecting the Northern Rivers from unconventional gas!

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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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