Mine Rehabilitation Reform – ensure miners clean up!

The Queensland Government is taking strong action to reduce the risk of taxpayers footing the bill to clean up mine sites, and to ensure that mine sites are properly rehabilitated to community expectations.

The significant impact and liability left by the mining industry across Queensland has had substantial attention in recent years. The Queensland Government has recognised the significant risk posed by this existing and future possible liability and commenced a broad review of the financial assurance framework.

NQCC made a submission to the review. This post contains our key points and two local case studies – Ben Lomond and Kidston.

Read NQCC’s full submission.

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Paperbark E-newsletter November 2016

Paperbark-1921-finalAnother busy month at NQCC! November will be another eventful month, with Maree attending the Environment Roundtables with other Queensland enviro groups, NQCC hosting an intern, and our unmissable trivia night on the 19th – don’t forget to purchase your tickets!

In this issue: Townsville Port expansion – radioactive contamination at Ben Lomond – Adani ‘critical infrastructure’ – Hell’s Gate Dam forum wrap-up – fisheries reform – Marine Park review – Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – NQCC’s trivia night – EOI for 2017 postcard exhibition.

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Facing the Fallout an arresting event

IMG_1818On Thursday, NQCC along with CAMBL (Citizens Against Mining Ben Lomond), hosted former Japanese PM Mr Naoto Kan’s address in Townsville. Mr Kan is on a worldwide speaking tour, Facing the Fallout, speaking out against the uranium mining and nuclear energy industries. It was a powerful reminder to Townsvilleans of the dangers of uranium and of having a uranium mine on our doorstep. Continue reading “Facing the Fallout an arresting event”