June 2019 Newsletter


NPA Bushwalks  Go for an organised walk in one of our many national parks.  See the program at http://bushwalk.npansw.org.au/program-listing

Pilliga Rising  Lane Cove Coal and Gas Watch is showing this film at Lane Cove Libray on 26 June 6.30-8.30pm about the battle to stop CSG mining in the Pilliga.  Entry by donation. RSVP at


Made a submission strongly opposing Origin Energy’s plan to drill an exploratory gas well in NT

Made a submission in support of Yanco Solar Farm.


Adani – more illegal drilling Have a look at the footage. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-05/adani-doing-illegal-work-at-mine-group-claims-footage-shows/11180620?fbclid=IwAR2dpsAtm9JTZF-9Z9GXqpo8ZcDTDzxbYWNm5rnPuOixq3fLOkFx7epHz6Y

Questions still exist about the promised jobs for the mine. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/05/adani-jobs-explained-why-there-are-new-questions-over-carmichael-mine

Japan and renewables for the Olympics Japan is looking to use renewables for its upcoming Olympics which could start a global race for clean energy. http://theconversation.com/how-japans-renewables-powered-olympics-could-kick-off-a-global-race-for-clean-energy-115997

Giant Chinese mine in Galilee not to go ahead The China Stone open-cut and underground mine adjacent to the Adani mine has abandoned its bid for a mining lease, possibly due to difficulty in obtaining finance. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-23/macmines-abandons-mining-lease-applications/11138310

BHP sees an early end for thermal coal BHP sees the movement away from coal being faster than currently thought. https://reneweconomy.com.au/bhp-sees-early-end-for-thermal-coal-plugs-in-to-electric-future-70246/ You can read their briefing document on how they intend to do this. https://www.bhp.com/-/media/documents/media/reports-and-presentations/2019/190522_strategybriefing.pdf?la=en

Even Rio Tinto has divested from coal Rio Tinto sold the last of its coal assets a year ago and is calling on the government and the Minerals Council to embrace renewables. https://reneweconomy.com.au/rio-tinto-promises-not-to-undermine-renewables-and-not-to-prop-up-coal-44276/

Student strikes – it’s incredible history Watch this video of how the worldwide student strikes started. https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/vice-make-the-world-greta-again/5ca5f6cbbe40770ec567d7b7

Japanese banks still financing coal The MUFC bank, which is Japan’s largest commercial bank is using a loophole in its policy to continue financing coal mining.  Sign the letter to urge it and other Japanese banks to not fund coal mines. https://www.marketforces.org.au/research/global-coal-finance/japanese-bank-policies/

Australian coal exports don’t stack up  This report from Bloombergs show why our dependence on coal exports is doomed. .https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-02-25/australia-coal-exports-don-t-have-much-of-a-future  And why the maths on Adani doesn’t stack up.  https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-05-23/the-math-on-adani-s-carmichael-coal-mine-doesn-t-add-up

Mining and government  Michael West’s report shows how much power the fossil fuel industry has in the government. https://www.michaelwest.com.au/dirty-power-politics-and-australias-coal-networks/

Fracking in NT  Origin is keen to start CSG mining in the NT.  Find out more about it and what you can do to help stop it going ahead. https://www.goodenergy.net.au/