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Game over for coal seam gas

The Australian Greens are calling to halt unconventional gas extraction right across the country after the contamination of groundwater from Santos' operation in north-western NSW.

"20 times the safe limit of uranium in the water there. That's a shocking finding that demonstrates the extreme danger to communities posed by coal seam gas extraction," said Greens Leader Christine Milne.

"The community has been told endlessly that there will be no contamination of aquifers, but now there is proof.

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Greens to protect Australian land and water

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne has said that in the century of food insecurity, the government should be cracking down on foreign investors buying up Australian farms.

"Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have an open slather approach when it comes to foreign ownership of Australia's prime agricultural land and water," Senator Milne said.

"Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2011 revealed more than 45 million hectares of Australia's prime agricultural land was foreign owned.

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Gunns' pulp mill dead in the water

The Gunns statement to the Australian stock exchange today confirms that the Tamar Valley pulp mill is dead in the water and is not now or has ever been economically viable, the Australian Greens said today


Tasmania now faces Gunns conducting a clearing out sale as Mr L' Estrange oversees the writing down of assets in an attempt to salvage the company.


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