Win against *her*!

The people won against a Corporation? A MINING Corporation? In Australia? Under Tony Abbott? Surely this is grounds for a new public holiday!!!!!!

From Getup

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Historic news out of Queensland today. Farmers and community groups took Gina Rinehart’s coal mine application to court – and won!

The mine would have serious impacts on groundwater – not to mention the risks of exporting the coal through ports that neighbour the Great Barrier Reef. While there’s still a chance that Hancock Coal could still get approval subject to more conditions, the court’s ruling is clear: either this mine cleans up its act, or it doesn’t go ahead.

See ABC link here.

A massive congratulations and thank you is owed to the people and groups that worked hard on this, including local landholders & farmers, Coast and Country Association, Environmental Defenders Office (Qld), Mackay Conservation Group & many others.

 

 

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