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March 9, 2021

Aquifer contamination

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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

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Lismore future councillor information sessions

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Leadership lost

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Magic mushrooms

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Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

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Tony Pickard, Narrabri

How does the NSW government know there has been no aquifer cross-contamination anywhere in Australia? They may soon have to eat those words.

Phase one of privately funded studies are finished in the Pilliga, with some alarming results.

I’m also concerned about the process of ‘underground coal gasification’ as promoted by companies such as Queensland’s Cougar Energy, whereby the coal is actually set on fire underground, producing gas that is then exported to the surface.

This controversial process seems like CSG on steroids.


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  1. Hi Tony
    It’s all about risk assessment to this Government. They are reaping the short-term $$ gains against the risk that by the time something goes wrong (and it will) they will be out of government and retired on their political superannuation earned by “serving” us.

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