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An environmental group has asked Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission to investigate links between $1m in political donations and a coalmine proposal days before it was due to receive environmental approval.
Lock the Gate Alliance lodged a complaint with the CCC on Monday over the former Newman government’s handling of a proposed mine expansion at Acland on the Darling Downs, which the government originally said would not go ahead.
But the former Liberal National government subsequently reversed its opposition to the mine amid lobbying by proponent New Hope Corporation, which gave along with its parent company about $1m to the federal Liberal party.
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