Members’ Newsletter August 2012

Members’ Newsletter

Rich Land Dewatered speaking tour

Brought to you by Property Rights Australia, together with

Gold Sponsor Creevey Russell, Toowoomba & local hosts in the towns of:

Wandoan: Monday 13th August 6.30pm at Wandoan Cultural Centre

  1pm Helicopter sightseeing flights, to book phone Cecilia 4627 4294

Condamine: Tuesday 14th August 6.30pm at Condamine    Sports Club.  Located 3km south of Condamine on Leichhardt Hwy

Cecil Plains: Wednesday 15th August 6.30pm at Cecil Plains Memorial Hall  Cnr. of Russell Ave and Geraghty Street

To express an interest in a possible sightseeing tour earlier in the day please register before 9th August – phone Leanne on 0427 763 175

Members' Newsletter August 2012Coal seam gas companies have the right to unlimited drawdown of aquifers.  In May after the release of Arrow’s EIS & the Qld Water Commission report, for the first time there was an indication of the cumulative effect of the entire CSG industry on water aquifers.  Many questions remain unanswered including future water quality, water availability and whether ‘make good’ provisions will actually work.

Tom Marland of Creevey Russell will address the legal ramifications

Members' Newsletter August 2012Max Winders at the Wandoan & Condamine meetings and John Hillier at Cecil Plains will provide further understanding about water hydrology.

Sharyn Munro author of the recently published book Rich Land Wasteland will also speak.  Sharyn spent nearly a year travelling through rural Australia visiting coal-mining areas and those under threat from coal and CSG. Sharyn’s book is an easy read and a must for anyone touched by the mining experience and most who think that mining is not relevant to them. 

More information Dale Stiller Phone 4628 2173

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In an election at the first teleconference of the new board that was put in place at the Annual Conference, held in Rockhampton Joanne Rea was again elected Chairman.  Dale Stiller was elected Vice Chairman, Ron Bahnisch was elected Secretary and Trent Hindman was elected Treasurer.  It has been an eventful and challenging two years and I have no regrets.  We’ve got a good proactive board.


Joanne Rea 

Joanne Rea, Chairman

Property Rights Australia

Phone:  07 49213430
Fax:       07 49213870