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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This is very interesting. I would like to see the positioning of all other mines which are encompassed within the artesian basin area. I think to have a balanced debate, we need to be aware of all the important information relevant to debate. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not for any foreign interest having control of our natural resources or industries. That is a failing perputrated by both our major political parties, in my view. Sadly in most if not all debates in Australia, we are fed bias, and little relevant fact.

Don’t forget this is our water not yours to give away government beware

The GAB needs to be protected!

This so needs to be protected

ADANI wants to contaminate it and this Government is allowing it for a paltry donation.

All for money... for gold taps and private helicopters

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Warning! Ecological disaster underway!

And our government sold it. What dickheads. Or more accurately; criminally negligent while in a position of power and authority. Our system is disastrous.

Bloody hell! Protect the water peeps! Uncontaminated water = healthy Earth, flora, fauna and people! We need to protect the water sources!

you have missed a point here waratah mining have the whole adani mine encircled, adani has 256 sqkm, waratah which is reinhart and Palmer have 12,500 sq kms, and its all going through quietly, while your going on about adani, they have been working there mine for over 5 years now, with 9 mining permits both above and under ground. if you thought Adani is huge. Waratah will be seen from the moon

That's YOU we're showing politicians! Leave it alone before you turn Australia inhabitable quicker than we are now.

This is critical.

And they don’t even have to pay for it !!

Find Lake Eyre Basin Rivers to see how surface water is also at risk from coal and other potential developments.

Writing here on social media is one tool but we need to do more.. shut government done or what

Some of the GAB water has been dated to over one million years of age while some is a noticeably younger. This is water that has been “saved” by the system over varying time periods to give the accumulated amount we have today. To spend it in large amounts over short time periods for mining means we will be losing this life source for humans, animals and plants that are dependent on it and have no other source for their sustenance. To grant access to it for mining would suggest those who have made such a decision are morally bankrupt!🤔

And frack the NTs main aquifer the Tindal aquifer.. And the Canning in WA ..

The people want this stopped . Politicians need to hear the people now !

People I will keep on reminding you that this is not just under ground water, BUT It's very ancient,1 million years old and Adani will frack and change that, destroy and move on.

It won’t be there much longer if the mining industry keeps on sucking water 💦 out of it.

Warning! Ecological disaster underway!

This potential poisoning of the GAB must be stopped at all costs.

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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