Media Releases


Namoi Water Study in Limbo  (Courtesy Namoi Community Network)

Date 27th Nov 2012

Tarrawonga Coal Mine Approved

Date 25th Nov 2012

Letter to the Editor re Santos 19.11.2012 (Courtesy Namoi Community Network)

Date 19th Nov 2012

Beating the Bush – report from the Australia Institute

Date 15th Nov 2012

NSW Government ignores CSG Recommendations (Courtesy NW Alliance)

Date 13th Nov 2012

Namoi Catchment Water Study gathers dust (Courtesy Namoi Community Network)

Date 23rd Oct 2012

Police arrest 84 year old man at coal mine

Date 4th Sept 2012

Activists Scale Coal-Crushing Plant at Boggabri coal Mine  Banner Drop Photo 1, Photo 2

Date 3rd September 2012

Scoping Committee Forming for Health Impact Assessment

Date 13th August 2012

Gunnedah Health Forum – community calls for no negative impacts

Date 6th August 2012

Minister Hartcher misrepresents Namoi Water Study findings    (Courtesy Namoi Community Network)

Date 2nd August 2012

 Invitation to stop coal and gas undermining our health

Date 25th July 2012

First Big Open-cut mine approved by coalition government in the Gunnedah Basin

Date: 20th July 2012

Koalas Take Message to Idemitsu in Brisbane and Tokyo

Date: 17th July 2012

Community Kick Starts Health Impact Assessment

Date: 17 July 2012

Minister ignores failed Terms of Reference: Community mounts internet campaign

Date: 10 July 2012

Legal Advice: Ministers Terms of Reference Have Not Been Met For Leard Forest Coal Mines

Date: 21 May 2012

Frustration Leads to Action at Coal Mine After Failures in Assessment Process

Date: 17 May 2012

Planning Department Gives Green light To Boggabri Coal Mine

Date: 7 May 2012

Nathan Tinkler and the Leard Forest Coal Complex

Date: 5 May 2012

Namoi Water Study Falls Short of the Mark

Date: 24 April 2012

Protest Stops Coal Miner Clearing Endangered Bushland

Date: 11 April 2012

PAC Gives Tinkler the Green Light for ‘Illogical’ Mine

Date: 23 March 2012

Picnic Protest Calls for Food and Forests Over Dangerous Coal Dust

Date: 19 March 2012

Merger Should Reconsider Leard Forest Coal Mines

Date: 17 April 2011

PAC Report on Boggabri Mine Fails Community, Environment

Date: 20 February 2011

Tinkler Donations Raise Questions About Fast-Track For Maules Creek Mine

Date: 18 January 2011








Members of the Namoi Community Network have hit back at what they say are misleading claims made by Minerals and Resources Minister Chris Hartcher, that mining and coal seam gas exploration poses little or ‘minimal’ risk to the water sources in the Namoi Catchment.