About the Great Artesian Basin Protection Group

The Great Artesian Basin Protection Group is a not-for-profit organisation whose objectives are;

To protect, conserve and preserve for sustainable beneficial use, the surface and ground waters, and the integrity of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) including, but not limited to:

  1. promotion and protection of ecological and sustainable development; and
  2. commissioning of technical reports and submission in relation to the impacts of development, of and upon the GAB and the farmland and communities that depend upon it.

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"In a speech to the National Press Club this week, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack pledged to bring in a new era of dam building across the country.
“We know the key to unlocking the potential of regional Australia is simple – just add water,” the Nationals leader said."

(If the govt. recognise that water is so valuable, then why are they allowing the mining and CSG industries to destroy our Great Artesian Basin - the greatest asset that Australia has)????
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Yes, dams without rainfall are just a waste of money.

The hydraulic fracking drills blasting water and sire chemicals at pressure 1-3kms underground are irreparably shattering the ancient rock rainseepage network of aquifers that fed springs creeks rivers etc Fracking must be stopped

Let's write letters to save our artesian basin PLEASE also to bring some of far north Qld water south that flows out to sea. I believe there has been plans for that long ago. It would require great will and time but we must.

THEy will dam it..and SELL it. I fear for our rivers and groundwater and our environment. THese people are a dangerous succubous

The rivers must flow from source to sea to ensure environmental health in dryfragile Australia

Who voted for this idiot?

Still need rain to fill the dams. Revegetate the land.

It will take hundreds of years for the aquifers to recover

Wow! Unbelievable. 😅

So I take it The Menindee lakes aren't considered water storages Under the nationals

Such a simpleton. Make work schemes. Dig many empty holes.

Stop mining and start planting trees.

Australia is surrounded by Water yet drying out inland, work it out bring in some desalinated sea water as I would rather see inland Australia develope Aquatic development than being extracting Coal and Gas/Petroleum for export.

Dams without rain...are empty dams...smart plan

Michael McCormack is full of hot air as is Barnaby Joyce They promised a new Dam for the neglected MIA in 2015 ...The only Dams weirs ,canals & channels were built by Labor over 100 years ago for The MIA in NSW Labor

Because all that they see is the revenue and royalties .

It is just noi coming out of his mouth.

Shows a complete lack of understanding🙄

Clueless.

Don’t dam dry rivers! Plant trees!

How would thathelp the darling system

Maria Cutmore

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Great Artesian Basin Protection Group

Post from Dan Lanzini:
"If people don't start working on a #NSWGASBAN we will be living in a gas field over the next few years. Pilliga is a sacrifice zone.
Now as I write this, Santos in the last 12 months has:
#1 Built a pipeline in the forest.
#2 Upgraded a compressor station.
#3 Upgraded a power station, gas fired.
#4 Upgraded most of the infrastructure around Narrabri.
All unopposed
There is a very very small window to get on top of this.
Its almost too late.
NSW is in play now. The Greens and labor failed, the plan to save the forest is gone. Its all up for grabs again."14 Local Government Areas will be affected by the Narrabri Gas Project

The Hon. Don Harwin (Resources Minister NSW) revealed last week (see youtube link) that these local government areas which have petroleum exploration licences across them are inextricably linked to Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project.

14 local government areas = 12% of the state = 98,000 hectares that is under threat from the heavy industry of coal seam gas. A huge amount of land being dedicated to potentially foreign-owned EXPORT gas contracts.

Coonamble, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Liverpool Plains, Mid-Western Regional, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Narromine, Upper Hunter, Walgett, Warren and
Warrumbungle LGAs.

Santos are stupidly denying that they have any plans for areas apart from Narrabri. They are completely at odds with what the Government is saying. This is why we need a NSW Gas Ban. No flavour of government or the companies involved can be trusted.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmO0vqOFsE4
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Post from Dan Lanzini:
If people dont start working on a #NSWGASBAN we will be living in a gas field over the next few years. Pilliga is a sacrifice zone. 
Now as I write this, Santos in the last 12 months has: 
#1 Built a pipeline in the forest.
#2 Upgraded a compressor station.
#3 Upgraded a power station, gas fired. 
#4 Upgraded most of the infrastructure around Narrabri. 
All unopposed 
There is a very very small window to get on top of this. 
Its almost too late. 
NSW is in play now. The Greens and labor failed, the plan to save the forest is gone. Its all up for grabs again.

 

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#Boycott Queensland tourism now

Roy Butler MP, Member for Barwon

Tracy Cooper

Notice Moree is not on this list - every council COULD follow suit and stop this shit in its tracks if they showed the guts and followed the stance Moree has taken. Its as easy as.

Danielle Ballesty

Treason

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June

War4Water Concert

  • Pub open Midday, Concert from 1pm
  • Armatree Hotel

WAR4WATER Concert 2018 Featuring: Sara Storer, The Bushwackers & Greg Storer Sunday 3 June 2018 at the Armatree Hotel Pub open

We are all in this fight together, we’re here together because we all care about our country and know that water is valuable and we need to protect it. It’s what sustains us all here in this room today. The land and the waterways are in our songs and story lines, our memories and dreaming, it’s in our blood all of us here.

Teresa Trindall

Gamilaroi Woman, GABPG meeting 10 Feb 2018

We have been let down by our leaders but that’s not good enough, we will stand firm, the people will speak and they will not let this happen

We have an obligation to hand over to future generations whats been given to us

David Chadwick

Tamworth Country Cares Concert 2018

We have the largest, deepest artesian basin in the entire world under almost a quarter of Australia,  I believe it’s the single greatest resource and asset Australia has.

Anne Kennedy