A COALITION government would give the states greater powers to grant environmental approval to major projects such as mines and ports, Tony Abbott will say today in a speech outlining sweeping plans to cut ''green tape''.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 13/09/2013 - 12:13
Just a few kilometres south of Gloucester- to the north west of Newcastle - is a locality named Forbesdale - a beautiful scenic location with wonderful views of the Gloucester valley, bounded on one side by hills known as the Mograni and also Rocky Hill, and on the other side by The Bucketts.
However the NSW State government is currently considering whether to approve the Rocky Hill coal project, which will have a massive impact on the area around Forbesdale.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 21/08/2013 - 12:30
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Submitted by Cam Walker on Sat, 17/08/2013 - 07:26
Media Release 20 August 2013
Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) has today called on the Australian government to initiate an open review of its failed experiment in climate aid in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, citing a lack of transparency and a lack of effective engagement with issues surrounding customary forest rights as key failings of the government’s approach.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 15/08/2013 - 15:31
MEDIA RELEASE 15 August 2013
Reef Walk's parade of colourful banners entered Gladstone streets. The 80 day journey ends with the 72 year old great grandmother arriving in Gladstone. The 1200km walk from Cairns has passed through every town along the Great Barrier Reef coast.