Libs silent on fracking ban

REPEATED calls to Premier Steven Marshall and Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan urging the State Government to support a legislated moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in […]

Gas ban put to vote

THE region’s largest environmental action group has “strongly endorsed” a political manoeuvre by Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell to have the 10-year gas fracking ban […]

Liberals lock gate to fracking

INDEPENDENT Troy Bell is “ecstatic” a moratorium on fracking in the South East will be implemented in the first week of a State Liberal Government. The […]

United stance

STATE candidates contesting the seats of Mount Gambier and MacKillop united in their opposition to unconventional gas extraction in the region yesterday ahead of tomorrow’s election. […]

Decision defended

ATTENDANCE numbers at Mount Gambier’s candidate debates are demonstrative of how “irrelevant” they are for most people, Labor candidate Isabel Scriven has claimed.[…]

Wastewater disposal confirmed

BEACH Energy has confirmed drilling mud and liquid effluent from its conventional drilling site north of Mount Gambier has been trucked to Portland for disposal. This […]

Candidates find common ground against fracking

MOUNT Gambier’s political aspirants were unanimous in backing a moratorium on fracking in the South East at the Limestone Coast Protection Alliance’s candidates forum. Incumbent independent […]

Protest flare up

LIMESTONE Coast police have reported an anti-gas mining protester for an aggravated assault and trespassing incident at Beach Energy’s drilling site north of Mount Gambier. Police […]

Protests continue

PROTESTERS continued to show defiance against the production of gas at Beach Energy’s Haselgrove-3 gas well with a gathering at the site entrance on Wednesday night. […]

Regional gas debate roars on

PRODUCTION is well under way at Beach Energy’s Haselgrove-3 conventional gas well north of Mount Gambier with flaring continuing at the site. Flaring began on Saturday […]