Alan Jones talks to Henry Plumptre
August 21, 2014
Alan Jones talks to the managing director of the Darley Stud about a public hearing today on plans for the Drayton South coal mine in the Hunter Valle...
MT ARTHUR BLAST MISHAP
February 18, 2014
MT Arthur Coal has issued an apology to the Muswellbrook community following a blast at its mine on Wednesday, which resulted in fume travelling towar...
Coal mining’s long legacy of water pollution in West Virginia
January 12, 2014
Wilson Dizard @willdizard
As tap-water restrictions continue for 300,000 residents, activists say there's nothing new about chemical-laden water
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The disastr...
Flannery "unfazed" by potential 78-fold rise in Cascade stock
December 10, 2012
Sydney Morning Herald
BRIAN FLANNERY, whose net worth is estimated to be $600 million, was dismissive of the amazing windfall he was about to receive when - after only eigh...
Travers Duncan told Moses Obeid the family should pull out of licence ownership
MINING magnate Travers Duncan claimed he told the son of Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid that his family had a "bad reputation" and he wanted them out o...
'This is going to be a fortune': investors wanted Obeids out of coal deal, inquiry told
December 9, 2012
"They've looked down our throats and up our arses and they haven't found anything," was Moses Obeid's angry reaction on being told that his family's...
Singleton calls for coal seam gas ban
November 26, 2012
The Singleton Council has proposed a ban on coal seam gas exploration and drilling inside its shire.
Its council came with each other for the establis...
ICAC to investigate threat to witness
November 21, 2012
A THREAT has been made against a witness set to give evidence at an explosive inquiry into allegations of corruption involving two former Labor minist...
ICAC told Macdonald 'obstacle' moved to junior post
A SENIOR bureaucrat who became an obstacle to disgraced former NSW resources minister Ian Macdonald's attempts to manipulate an allegedly corrupt coal...
Investors lost a fortune as $30m channelled to Obeid
STOCKBROKER Brent Potts and business partner Peter Gray contributed their own cash towards a $28 million investment in a coal company at the centre of...
Bureaucrat Alan Coutts 'removed' for querying Bylong Valley coal tenders
November 20, 2012
FORMER Labor minister Ian Macdonald removed a senior resources bureaucrat after he questioned plans to reopen coal exploration tenders in the Bylong V...
ICAC told of Obeid's $100m deal
November 12, 2012
Minister provided inside intelligence, Obeids spun lucrative mining web, ICAC told
THE family of the Labor power broker Eddie Obeid received $30 milli...
Obeids spun lucrative mining web, ICAC told
Seven businessmen stood to make $60 million each in a coal deal. This is the picture as alleged by the ICAC, write Linton Besser and Kate McClymont.
Minister provided the inside intelligence
THE Obeid family and their close associates used inside information provided by the then mining minister Ian Macdonald to buy rural properties which w...
Robertson moves to suspend Obeid from ALP
November 11, 2012
NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has moved to immediately suspend former MP Eddie Obeid from the Labor Party, after revelations at a public inquir...
Mining 'scam' evokes Rum Corps, ICAC told
CORRUPTION on a scale not witnessed in NSW since the Rum Corps saw former resources minister Ian Macdonald confer "massive cascading profits" of $100...
Authorities under pressure to investigate the health impacts
October 28, 2012
Health authorities are coming under pressure to properly investigate the health impacts of mining on Australia's largest coal mining region, in the Ne...
Multi-baggers and old mates
October 26, 2012
The 'Labor Show Trials' starting next week will examine the deals of a close circle of business and government allies, write Kate McClymont and Linton...
Minister's best mate was in on coal deal
THE best friend of the disgraced former mining minister Ian Macdonald has been exposed as a secret shareholder in a company awarded a lucrative coal l...
The Last Stand
October 12, 2012
The stakes could not get any higher in the political game between coalminers, thoroughbred horse breeders and the NSW government, writes Joanne McCart...
SRLUP 'dodgy' says Windsor
October 19, 2012
CONFUSION reigns over how the NSW government’s strategic land use and aquifer interference policies will fit with the federal government’s tighter con...
Studs vow to fight as breeders take on king coal
September 19, 2012
THE Hunter’s billion-dollar thoroughbred breeding industry is facing its biggest threat in 200 years under the state government’s strategic regional l...
The farmer wants a life - Humphries risks cabinet solidarity
September 18, 2012
THE Minister for Western NSW, Kevin Humphries, has encouraged a group of farmers to continue to "lock the gate" to prevent coal seam gas companies ent...
Coal turns into gold for those on the inside
August 14, 2012
MINING is a notoriously risky business but for a couple of lucky novices, in every seam they found a silver lining.
Gardner Brook was a merchant banke...
Black loans, burnt boats and fast cars
August 8, 2012
A SPECTACULAR boat explosion, pointed guns, BRW rich listers and secret shareholdings in the British Virgin Islands are just some of the intriguing el...
Mining interests shocked as licences inquiry unveiled
The circumstances in which the former Labor government awarded exploration licences for Mount Penny, Glendon Brook, Yarrawa and Doyles Creek will be s...
Ex-ministers face ICAC
August 7, 2012
ALLEGATIONS of corruption involving three former NSW Labor ministers will feature in potentially the most sensational public inquiry held by the Indep...
ICAC public inquiry into alleged corruption
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a public inquiry commencing Thursday 1 November as part of three investigations (Operat...
No coal mining for Margaret River
July 26, 2012
Portfolio: Mines and Petroleum
Mineral title applications targeting coal near Margaret River to be terminated/refused
EPA deems area to be unacceptabl...
State bans coal mining near Margaret River
The State Government has issued a blanket ban on coal mining in the Margaret River region, citing “unacceptable” environmental risks.
Mines Minister N...
The state's South-West is officially out-of-bounds for coal mining
Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore said today he wanted to send a “clear signal” to the coal industry that it was not welcome in the region.
Operation Jarilo investigation report on hold pending further investigation
May 23, 2012
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will delay completing and publishing its investigation report concerning corruption allegations t...
Obeid family looked at land on coal lease
May 22, 2012
Members of the Obeid family, including the former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid, expressed interest in buying a Denman farm nearly three years before...
Obeid family and friends reap millions from lucrative coal licences
A friend and financial adviser to Eddie Obeid and his family, who had no mining background and a $1 company, won a coal exploration licence worth mill...
Scone Cup day a winner
May 19, 2012
A record crowd of more than 10,000 basked in a picture perfect day and tossed economic gloom to gentle autumn breezes.
Scone Race Club chairman Noel L...
Racing and wine bodies reject mine research
May 7, 2012
THE Hunter wine and racing industries have hit back at research that suggests NSW would lose $1 billion a year in royalties and 8000 jobs if agricultu...
Withstanding the test of time
March 26, 2012
THE Santos Community Committee – Upper Hunter, focused on the topic of what happens when a gas well has finished use at last night’s meeting.
Call for CSG moratorium after NSW spill
February 8, 2012
ENVIRONMENTALISTS are calling for a moratorium on coal seam gas mining in the NSW, after toxic chemicals were detected in the Pilliga state forest six...
Toxic chemicals found in Pilliga NSW soil
February 7, 2012
THE New South Wales Government should suspend all coal seam gas (CSG) exploration licences following reports toxic chemicals were detected in Pilliga...
Hunter Valley Coal Conundrum
January 6, 2010
The Hunter Valley is home to 93 stallions, including the three most expensive: Encosta de Lago, Redoute’s Choice and More than Ready. The land in the...
Hunter Valley mine is no horseplay as business and racing leaders protest its development
April 9, 2014
A CLUSTER of the nation’s most powerful racing and business leaders have joined forces in a bid to stop an American mining giant from developing a new...
Racing identities plan NSW coal protest
Australian Financial Review
They are usually rivals at the track, but leading horse-racing identities including Gai Waterhouse and Bart Cummings and Melbourne Cup-winning jockey...
Mine blast gone wrong spews toxic cloud
February 20, 2014
A toxic fume from a blast at the Mount Arthur mine in the Upper Hunter turned the sky bright orange and prompted demands for a much stronger response...
Hunter misses out on horse stud development because of coal
April 16, 2014
By Tim Lamacraft
The Hunter Valley has missed out on a potential multi-million dollar horse stud development, due to the region's expanding coal mining industry.
"HTBA not only Breeders of Champions but Champion of Breeders" Kate Washington BA LLB, MP Member for Port Stephens
June 3, 2016
Ms KATE WASHINGTON BA LLB, MP Member for Port Stephens
HUNTER THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL AWARDS - Ms KATE WASHINGTON BA LLB, MP Member for Port Stephens
Hunter coal mines will leave a huge legacy that could drain the public purse, a report warns | Newcastle Herald - JOANNE MCCARTHYJune 8, 2016
June 9, 2016
| interactive, video, poll Newcastle Herald - JOANNE MCCARTHYJune 8, 2016
Mines will leave voids ‘bigger than Sydney Harbour’ | Newcastle Herald
'Vandalism of beautiful land': Hunter mining controversy | Alan Jones with 7 news chopper footage
May 17, 2016
7 News Sydney
This is what 2GB’s Alan Jones saw from the 7 News Chopper as it flew over kilometres of Hunter Valley coal mines.
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NSW Planning stuck in the 1970s | Singleton Argus (Louise Nichols)
September 22, 2016
Louise Nichols - Singleton Argus
Way back in the 1970s when the mullet hairdo was just becoming fashionable and Neville Wran was the Premier of NSW, turning quiet rural communities in...
Stud backing boost for Scone Trials
March 19, 2014
Bronwyn Farr, Scone
Horse Trials continues to go from strength to strength –that’s the consensus of some 500 competitors, as well as volunteers and spectators at the one...
ABC 4Corners 'The End of Coal' click to view
June 15, 2015
#TheProjectTV next week the story of Wendy's battle with a mining company to keep her land
November 10, 2015
Follow the link to watch
12 Dec 2016
Drayton South: Gerry Harvey joins fight against coal mine | MILES GODFREY -The Daily Telegraph
Thoroughbred breeders want certainty over long fought mine proposal | The Australian - KYLAR LOUSSIKIAN Journalist Sydney
5 Dec 2016
Labor puts the Hunter studs first - Daily Telegraph, Sydney | Ray Thomas
3 Dec 2016
NSW Labor's plan to save the Thoroughbred Industry - Luke Foley MP Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Western Sydney LABOR | Mick Gibb
Foley, Albo give Baird the one-two at party hoedown - The Australian | Simon King
Foley tells Baird to bury mining plans - Daily Telegraph, Sydney | Andrew Clennell
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