Category Archives: Events

Delegation of 18 scientists from Hainan province visits Rivers SOS at Douglas Park

A delegation from the Marine and Fisheries Department of Hainan province requested a visit to members of the Southern Coalfield branch of the Rivers SOS Alliance, to discuss the management of river systems and drinking water catchments. They arrived by … Continue reading

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Launch of Protect Sydney’s Water

Yesterday Rivers SOS joined with 50 community groups across the region at Parliament house in Sydney to launch Protect Sydney’s Water, an alliance to protect Sydney’s drinking water supply from destructive mining. As you may have seen on the recent ABC Stateline, coal mining has … Continue reading

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Increasing focus on health impacts of coal

There is increasing public attention being focused on the health impacts of coal mining. Rivers SOS has been arguing these cases for some time, but it is worth noting that so have many health organisations. For example, Doctors for the … Continue reading

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Huge rally in Sydney against coal seam gas

There was a huge rally recently in Sydney, against the effects of coal seam gas. It was a historic occasion, with many disaparate groups in attendance. The Country Women’s Association was there, as well as many farmers, environmental groups of … Continue reading

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April meeting in Cawdor

There was standing room only at Cawdor Primary School near Camden as over 70 people including representatives from Rivers SOS’s member groups from around NSW gathered for sharing of information and for discussion with six MPs also in attendance, plus … Continue reading

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Photos from National Day of Action

There was a tremendous turnout all across NSW for the National Day of Action against Coal Seam Gas, on October 16th. Below are photos from various events; click on the photos to view the full album.

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Bridge Walk to Stop Coal Seam Gas

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Community consultation for NSW Planning Review

The community consultation schedule for the NSW Planning Review has now been announced, and is available online at: The NSW Government has established an independent panel to review the NSW planning system, including the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act … Continue reading

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Stop coal and gas wrecking NSW

The NSW Government is sponsoring a $900 a head NSW Mineral Exploration and Investment Conference next month in Sydney. The two-day event (18/19 August) will see government and industry players coming together at a fancy hotel to discuss how to … Continue reading

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Public forum on coal seam gas

You’re invited to a public forum on the environmental implications of coal seam gas and coal mining in NSW. Coal seam gas is hailed as the energy source with a smaller carbon footprint than coal. However CSG mining proposed for … Continue reading

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