Forces join to protect the reef

Collaboration between sectors will help reduce the effects of agriculture on the Great Barrier Reef.

Farmers, conservationists and resource management bodies have formally joined forced to protect Australia's precious Great Barrier Reef from the affects of agricultural activity. Members of the Reef Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a code of conduct that … [Read more...]

New mining laws: no more nicking off

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The future of the Townsville's Yabulu nickel refinery is on shaky ground but new environmental protection laws will ensure that no mess is left behind. The State Government will introduce new laws to prevent businesses from leaving taxpayers with costly environmental clean-up … [Read more...]

Council supports Minister’s decision to approve Abbott Point developments

Environment Minister: gives the green light to Abbot Point dredging, but with strict conditions.

The Whitsunday Regional Council has clapped its support for the Federal Government approval of the Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project, which was given the green light by Minister for the the Environment. Whitsunday Mayor, Jenny Whitney, says that the project is a major piece of development that … [Read more...]

Abbot Point expansion won’t dredge reef

Environment Minister: gives the green light to Abbot Point dredging, but with strict conditions.

Adani’s monolithic mining project is making further progress towards development, with the final Environmental Impact Statement for the expansion of the Abbot Point coal port submitted to the Commonwealth Government for review. The Abbot Point expansion plan is a crucial piece of the puzzle … [Read more...]