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In a massive win for people power, the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) disapproved a project for 16 coal seam gas (CSG) wells in the Illawarra in and around drinking water catchments for greater Sydney. Stop CSG Illawarra spokesperson Jess Moore said: “This is huge win for the campaign to stop CSG and protect our water. "It is the result of the extraordinary and tireless efforts of so many in the Illawarra community. It is the result of a powerful community campaign that has brought people together to stand up for what's right.”
Representatives from the Environment Centre NT (ECNT) and the Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the NT (AFANT) travelled to Mataranka on June 13 to host a public meeting about water allocations in the region. The Country Liberal Party government has made changes to the allocation process, which threatens the Roper River region’s environment, as well as pastoral and Indigenous interests.
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu announced on March 1 that the government would push ahead with the unpopular plan to build Australia’s largest desalination plant in Wonthaggi. This is despite pre-election promises that he would re-examine the contract with Aquasure, the private consortium commissioned to build and operate the plant, which was approved under Labor premier John Brumby in 2007. According to the Age on March 1, the eventual price tag is "$24 billion that is expected to double household water bills over the next five years".

Water is not for Sale! In the lead up to World Water Day on March 20, and in solidarity with river communities Walgett, Brewarrina and Bourke join us at Sydney Water offices in Parramatta to say:

Water is not for Sale! Water for Rivers and Communities!
Take Water off the Market, end Water Trading!
Stop big corporate pumping when rivers have low to medium flows!
Ban floodplain harvesting!

Location: Replants.com, 96 Wray Ave, Fremantle, WA 6160

"Water Is Life", a documentary about the fight by Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory to stop fracking on their land. Plus a film on fracking in the Kimberley and an update from Lock The Gate campaigner Simone van Hattem.

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