Arrow Pipeline Approval may “In Danger” the Great Barrier Reef

Arrow Pipeline Approval may “In Danger” the Great Barrier Reef The approval of the Arrow Pipeline by the State government will have environmental consequences that may be more far reaching than anticipated.   UNESCO is watching the state government and federal … Continue reading

Cairns (AAP)

Cairns AAP The Great Barrier Reef will become little more than a mass of seaweed if the development of coal ports on the Queensland coast continues, a marine expert says. Professor Callum Roberts says mining firms don’t care about the … Continue reading

Queensland Telegraph – ‘Resource consultants acting like high paid super models’ by John Mikkelsen

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Queensland Telegraph – ‘Resource consultants acting like high paid super models’ by John Mikkelsen Consultants working on major resource developments have been compared to supermodels who who’t get out of bed for less than $5000 ad day. Photo AAP. AN  … Continue reading

The Observer – Dump in sea or pull out, MP told

NO OPTION: North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation has said it has no option but to dump dredge spoil from Abbot Point (above) into the sea.

IT could be a show stopper. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation has told a Central Queensland MP the organisation has no option but to dump dredge spoil from Abbot Point into the sea. The proposal to deposit three million cubic … Continue reading

The Observer – Bill aims to prevent uranium being shipped through reef

A BILL to outlaw new ports on the Great Barrier Reef will be introduced by the Greens in parliament in Canberra on Wednesday. Queensland Senator Larissa Waters said she would introduce the bill to make law the recommendations of UNESCO, … Continue reading

Herald Sun – Climate change, coal terminals … Great Barrier Reef under constant threat

Image of diver underwater on the reef

Herald Sun – Climate change, coal terminals … Great Barrier Reef under constant threat CLIMATE change and the development coal terminals on the Queensland coast could permanently destroy the Great Barrier Reef, a marine expert warns. In his keynote speech … Continue reading

The Observer – Govt not opposed to uranium being shipped over reef

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Govt not opposed to uranium being shipped over reef The Gladstone Observer THE State Government is not opposed in principle to uranium being shipped from a Queensland port through the Great Barrier Reef, Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps … Continue reading

New science panel looks at water, not sick fish – by John Mikkelsen – The Queensland Telegraph

Colour Photo of A diseased shovel-nose shark caught in Gladstone Harbour last year. Photo AAP.

New science panel looks at water, not sick fish by John Mikkelsen – The Queensland Telegraph SPECULATION has been running hot over membership of the State Government’s new science panel to oversee Gladstone Harbour water quality, with claims there is … Continue reading

JAPAN TO DEVELOP ITS OWN LNG – LOOK OUT GLADSTONE

Japan is one of the biggest customers for Australian LNG. AUSTRALIA‘S multi-billion-dollar a year liquefied natural gas export industry faces a new threat after its top customer Japan used groundbreaking technology to potentially unlock vast new subsea gas deposits just … Continue reading

ABBOTT POINT DREDGING DISASTER = GOVERNMENT SILENCE

Far North and North Queensland Rural Report Thursday, March 14, 2013 Latest Report Government departments tight lipped on Abbot Point Marty McCarthy Government departments are refusing to comment on concerns about the proposed expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal. … Continue reading