Tagged: “Environment

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The Murky Waters of Dredging

Australians are becoming increasingly concerned with the impacts of large dredging projects on their delicate marine environments. After the social, economic and environmental disaster at Gladstone after large scale port dredging, local communities are concerned about the impacts on recreational & commercial fishing, tourism and… Read more

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Too Many National Parks?

The blows just keep on coming.  Tony Abbott, speaking last week at a ForestWorks industry dinner in Canberra, hailed loggers as the “ultimate conservationists” and promised to end the lock-up of timber in national parks.  Abbott told the audience that Australia has “quite enough” national… Read more

http://www.areanews.com.au/story/2424073/griffith-farmers-welcome-carbon-tax-repeal/
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Environmental Unaccountability

Today we learned that our reef destroying, shark culling, forest logging Environment Minister Hunt will grant himself retrospective legal immunity.  What does this mean?  Greg Hunt will be immune from any legal challenges to environmental approvals he issued before December 31st, 2013.  Many of these… Read more