GREAT BARRIER REEF – SHADOW ENVIRONMENT MINISTER MARK BUTLER ON WORLD HERITAGE DECISION

Good news from the World Heritage Committee June 22, 2014 / Leave a comment Earlier this week the World Heritage Committee delayed its decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” until 2015. This is good news for Australia … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – BOB BROWN ON ABBOTT’S ‘ CONSERVATION’ CREDS !

‘I am a conservationist’ – is Abbott the only person who believes that? The prime minister says he’s a conservationist and an environmentalist. I’ve heard that before, from the mouths of loggers, dam-builders and gougers of the Earth Share 339 … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – LIES AND MORE LIES BY POLITICIANS

Opinion.  Sue Arnold, Editor .  13 June, 2014   I can’t think of a better way to depress the hell out of any thinking, aware person than reading the coverage of Abbott’s overseas jaunt.   At least Australians have now been … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – ABBOTT- FROM THE STONE AGES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Tony Abbott seeks alliance to thwart President Obama on climate change policy Date June 10, 2014 Mark Kenny Chief political correspondent Canada and Australia ‘like family’: Abbott Tony Abbott has praised Canada’s approach to climate change, and emphasised the close … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – QUEENSLAND THE DISASTER STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT

More than 100 Environment Department jobs cut Date May 14, 2014 Comments 7 Tony Moore brisbanetimes.com.au senior reporter Environmental monitoring was inadequate ahead of the Gladstone Harbour disaster. Photo: Harrison Saragossi There are 129 fewer staff in the section of … Continue reading

Tony Abbott steps up “assault” on Australian environmental policy

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Opposition parties, clean energy investors and green groups slam sharp cuts to clean energy and climate funding in this week’s Budget By Will Nichols 15 May 2014 It’s fair to say that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has few friends … Continue reading

Clean energy and conservation cuts in budget broken promises, say agencies

Arena’s chief executive said he wasn’t surprised by the decision of treasurer Joe Hockey, who recently labeled a wind farm 'utterly offensive'. Photograph: Angela Harper/AAP Image

Oliver Milman theguardian.com, Wednesday 14 May 2014 14.52 AEST Renewable Energy Agency axing prompts fears renewable energy projects may be forced overseas for funding. The government has been accused of breaking its word by cutting key clean energy and conservation … Continue reading

Greens claims Gladstone report demonstrates regulator’s failings

The Australian Greens are calling on the Abbott Government to revoke the Abbot Point dredging and dumping approval and to increase compliance staff, following a report into Gladstone Harbour slamming poor compliance and monitoring with environmental conditions. “This report is … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – THE PROPAGANDA SHOWS GETS TO TOWN

In-Depth Blame-game over Great Barrier Reef reaches turning point after research exonerates mining industry English.news.cn   2014-04-24 16:25:48 by Christian Edwards SYDNEY, April 24 (Xinhua) — Australia’s shrill blame-game over the decaying state of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) has potentially … Continue reading