Scientists call for WA fracking ban

TUESDAY, September 18: More than 50 scientists and experts, including former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley, former WA Premier  Carmen Lawrence and current  WA Scientist of the Year Professor Peter Newman have joined former Chairman of the Australian Coal Association and Shell executive Ian Dunlop in urging the Western Australian Government to permanently ban fracking in the state. […]

WA Premier called on to explain appointment of APPEA director as strategic adviser

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018: Lock the Gate Alliance has expressed alarm at the appointment of a director of the pro-fracking Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association to a senior position as a strategic adviser on WA Premier Mark McGowan’s staff. The appointment comes amid growing public concern over the risks of fracking to land, water and health and as the government […]

WA Fracking Inquiry Submissions Close

TUESDAY March 20, 2018: Thousands of submissions were made to  the WA Fracking Inquiry before it closed its public comment period yesterday, March 19. The inquiry will now spend many months assessing the submissions before making recommendations to the State Government on the future of fracking in Western Australia. The Lock the Gate Alliance has called on the inquiry to […]