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GREAT BARRIER REEF – SENATE INQUIRY – SUBMISSIONS REQUESTED

SENATE INQUIRY INTO MANAGEMENT OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF Editor’s Note:  The inquiry’s terms of reference are grossly inadequate.  They fail to deal with the ramifications of the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth and Queensland; the failure of monitoring, compliance, … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – PALMER SCANDAL GETS WORSE – QUEENSLAND GOVT SCANDAL

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT NEEDS AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION. Opinion.  Sue Arnold, Editor.  l7 April, 2014 Today’s revelations in the Australian are nothing short of scandalous.   These revelations deserve to be an injunction for a Royal Commission into corruption focused on … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – PALMER GET SPECIAL TREATMENT BY QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT – PALMER’S PUPPET Opinion.  Sue Arnold  16th April, 2014 Once again, the Australian reports on Clive Palmer’s nickel refinery indicating that the Queensland government agreed to a ” new environmental condition which was agreed with the refinery late … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – ABBOTT ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENTAL TRAIN WRECK

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 12:30 PM UTC Scientists: Australian prime minister is engineering an “environmental train wreck” Destructive policies include culling sharks, dumping near the Great Barrier Reef and so much worse Lyn Eyb, GlobalPost Topics: GlobalPost, Australia, Climate Change, … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – CLIVE PALMER AND HIS MASSIVE CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

MONEY TALKS – POLITICIANS WALK – MINING MAGNATES RUN THE COUNTRY. Opinion.  Sue Arnold, Editor.  15 April, 2014. Given that the Australian is highlighting the fact that Palmer’s Queensland Nickel Yabula refinery is spewing toxic sludge on to the edge … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – CLIVE PALMER WANTS TO DUMP TOXIC WASTE INTO REEF

Toxic spill closes Clive Palmer’s Yabulu ­nickel refinery Hedley Thomas The Australian April 15, 2014 12:00AM   Concerns for Clive Palmer’s tailings dam 2:55 Play video Scenes around Clive Palmers tailings dam at his Yabulu Nickel refinery near Townsville. Environmental … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – GLADSTONE PORTS PRIVATISED ?

Queensland Investment Corp chief talks up privatisation 9th Apr 2014 6:00 AM THE head of Queensland’s chief investment body would consider bidding for the Gladstone Port and Sunwater if the government-owned assets were put up for sale. Queensland Investment Corporation … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – GBRMPA LACKS GUTS – FAILS TO IDENTIFY REAL REEF PROBLEMS

Marine Park Authority prepares for cyclone Ita Published: 11/04/2014 The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has formed an incident response team to prepare for anticipated damage to marine plants and animals by Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita. At this time, … Continue reading