Wow – over 800 people attended the public meeting arranged by the LRMA and GGSMA* last Saturday 16 February 2013. The support for the opal industry and town of Lightning Ridge was overwhelming. LRMA President Sebastian Deisenberger explained the key issues – proposal to impose a time limit on opal mining; compensation arrangements between miners […]
THE END OF LIGHTNING RIDGE? A public meeting is being held at the Bowling Club this Saturday at 2.00pm to discuss the future of our town. This is the one meeting every person must attend and bring their whole family to. The opal mining industry is imminently close to collapse due to government policy and […]
Look out for these stickers appearing on business around town and make sure you support them!
LRMA Newsletter: 5 February 2013 Opal miners are facing serious threats to their livelihoods as issue after issue piles up with no resolutions. “As a former Mayor and a current Councillor and opal miner I have grave concerns for Lightning Ridge. I do not believe this town will survive without opal mining. The tourist industry […]
MEDIA RELEASE: 4 February 2013 As new markets for Australian opal are developing and commodity prices are increasing NSW opal exploration and mining has been stifled and land use conflict escalates. Government inaction is forcing the industry to remain in limbo following the loss of important infrastructure levies, a dramatic increase in security deposits and […]