AUSTRALIA’S ENVIRONMENT MUST BE AN ELECTION ISSUE

  AUSTRALIA’S ENVIROMENT MUST BE AN ELECTION ISSUE.   The Australian Greens should rename the party.   For many environmental groups and in particular grass roots community organisations who are the front line for so many campaigns, there’s no argument. The … Continue reading

WORLD HERITAGE RECOMMENDATION ON REEF STATUS DUE MAY 29

 WORLD HERITAGE RECOMMENDATION ON REEF STATUS OUT ON MAY 29 On May 29, the World Heritage Secretariat will release its State of Conservation advice on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, along with a recommendation whether or not to … Continue reading

ABBOT POINT DREDGE SCAM – NEWMAN GOVERNMENT

ABBOT POINT DREDGE SPOIL DUMPED ON LAND AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE Environmental Issues – October 3, 2014 The Australian Greens say the ‘old parties’ have refused to support an Australian Greens’ motion calling on the Abbott Government to rule out using federal … Continue reading

Australia’s scientific budget at 30 year decline.

Bleached Coral

Australia’s Scientific Investments At 30-Year Decline, Country Risks Falling Behind Future Technology By Reissa Su | September 30, 2014 9:40 AM EST Australia‘s investment in science has declined to a 30-year low. According to reports, the country’s research and development … Continue reading

CLIVE PALMER SUCCEEDS IN GETTING AN INQUIRY INTO NEWMAN GOVERNMENT

Clive Palmer wins green light for inquiry into Newman government AAP September 30, 2014 5:39PM CLIVE Palmer has had another stab at Campbell Newman but this time succeeded in setting up a federal inquiry into the Queensland government. The Palmer … Continue reading

Greg Hunt Statement on Reef Dumping Is Full of Holes

Greg Hunts Statement on Reef Dumping under scrutiny

Greg Hunt Statement on Dumping under scrutiny The Australian Greens placed a motion to the Senate yesterday to establish what the Environment Minister meant when he said he would ‘draw a line in the sand’ on dumping in the Great … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – SOME FACTS ON CARMICHAEL COAL MINE FROM EVOLUTION SOLAR

Australia to Build their Largest Coal Mine July 30, 2014 The Carmichael Coal and Rail Project in Queensland have been given the green light from Federal Environmental Minister, Greg Hunt. The $16.5 billion dollar project will put 60 animal species … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – HOUSE OF REPS PASSES BILL TO HAND OVER FEDERAL ENVIRO POWERS TO STATES

Abbott Government ignores World Heritage concern just before Great Barrier Reef ‘In Danger’ decision media-releases 17 Jun 2014 | Larissa Waters Environment & Biodiversity The Abbott Government last night passed a bill through the Lower House to hand federal environmental … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – FIVE MEGAPORTS DISASTROUS FOR REEF

Plans for five ‘megaports’ along Queensland coast threatens Great Barrier Reef The controversial scheme is horrifying environmentalists and tour operators Kathy Marks Sydney Sunday 15 June 2014 Coal versus coral? For Queensland’s ultra-conservative government, there’s no contest. Never mind that … Continue reading