AUSTRALIAN BANKS UNDER PRESSURE OVER GALILEE MINES

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Australian banks under pressure after French lenders rule out funding Galilee Basin coalmines Move brings to 11 the number of international banks that have publicly distanced themselves from Australia’s largest coal projects Australia’s banks have come under renewed pressure to … Continue reading

CHINA TRADE DEAL – SELLING OFF AUSTRALIA

CHINA TRADE DEAL AMOUNTS TO THE SELLING OFF OF AUSTRALIA. There can be no real argument.  Coalition governments have to go.  Abbott, Newman and their cohorts are not acting for the benefit of Australians.  Nor are these appalling politicians representing … Continue reading

CARBON CRAP BY PALMER AND HUNT

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CARBON CRAP BY PALMER AND HUNT. Thanks to a pathetic deal between Clive Palmer and Greg Hunt, the Direct Action plan has passed the Senate supported by Senators Nick Zenophon and John Madigan. DIRECT ACTION is the name given to … Continue reading

ABBOT POINT – MORE US BANKS OPT OUT

ABBOT POINT IS A TURN-OFF FOR US BANKS Blow for giant coal port expansion as US banks opt out Date October 28, 2014 – 11:41AM Peter Hannam Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald The proposed Abbot Point expansion is a … Continue reading

AUSTRALIA’S COAL OUTPUT HITS RECORD HIGHS

Australia’s coal output keeps pressing on. By Reuters Published: 18:14 AEST, 10 October 2014 | Updated: 18:14 AEST, 10 October 201 By James Regan SYDNEY, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Australian coal output is hitting record highs and producers are pressing … Continue reading

GALILLEE BASIN FACING MASSIVE INVESTMENT COSTS

Galillee Basin and Adani facing crunch time PUBLISHED: 0 hour 32 MINUTES AGO | UPDATE: 0 hour 32 MINUTES AGO Queensland has cut red tape for mining ­approvals. Photo: Glenn Hunt Fuel Mark Ludlow Next year is shaping as crunch … Continue reading

NEWMAN SENATE INQUIRY MUST LEAD TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FEDERAL ICAC

Newman Senate Inquiry must come down in favor of a Federal ICAC.   The announcement earlier this week that Clive Palmer’s PUP Party had finally managed to get the numbers to establish a Senate Inquiry into the Newman led Queensland … Continue reading

CLIVE PALMER BLOCK TO BLOCK DISASTROUS ONE STOP SHOP ENVIRO APPROVALS

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Palmer United party to block ‘one-stop-shop’ environmental approvals Senators will vote against Coalition’s plan to hand the states decision-making powers over development projects Oliver Milman theguardian.com, Tuesday 2 September 2014 14.51 AEST Jump to comments (7) The Abbott Point coal … Continue reading

On Climate Change Kirsty Albion on The Zone

The Zone: A climate of change (Climate Change) August 25, 2014 – 8:24AM Michael Short (On Climate Change)The Zone: Kirsty Albion Co-director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition joins Michael Short in The Zone. (WHO) Kirsty Albion, national co-director of … Continue reading