Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:03
MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 7th of November, 2013
At today's Major Project Conference, Newman has announced a fire-sale on the climate and the Great Barrier Reef according to environment group Friends of the Earth Brisbane.
Campbell Newman announced at the Major Projects Conference in Brisbane this morning that the Government would negotiate discounted royalties with the first mining companies in the Galilee basin, effectively subsidising their costs.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 30/10/2013 - 16:57
Last summer was the hottest on record, breaking 120 extreme weather records. This year, summer has come early, and bushfires are already burning.
Tony Abbott and our new Government are already going backwards on climate change. They've cut the climate department, abolished the Climate Commission, and are getting ready to try repeal a price on pollution and renewable energy funding.
Right now, it is more important than ever before that we make it clear that the majority of Australians want climate action.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sat, 12/10/2013 - 14:05
Rallies are being held around Australia this weekend to demand the federal government act to protect the Great Barier Reef rather than approving millions of tonnes of dredge waste to be dumped on the Reef.
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.