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Great Barrier Reef threatened by new legislation

Queensland is set to enact water legislation that will pose environmental risks to the Great Barrier Reef and coastal waterways. The Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps acknowledged that the environmental principle – ecological sustainability – underpinning the existing Water Act would not be applied in this legislation. The…
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Making ANZ Bank greener

If your island home is slowly drowning because of rising sea levels what would you do?  Protest! But where? If you follow the money in Australia it points to the ANZ Bank which is a leading supporter of the fossil fuel industry. Since January 2008, ANZ Bank has loaned approximately…
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The ten worst environment decisions in Abbott’s first year

The short-sighted misinformed policies of the current government in Australia on climate change and the environment, pushes Australia towards  environmental self-destruction. And, in so doing the Abbott government is not contributing to the growing and strengthening global action against climate change, and may, in fact, be counteracting positive action by…
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He got it wrong!

Australian Government MP says he 'got it wrong' on dredging spoil support in an open letter saying he has started looking at options to dump dredging spoil on land The Coalition MP George Christensen has admitted he was wrong to support the dumping of 5m tonnes of sediment into the…
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Australia is on track for its warmest ever year, says study

It is amazing that the Abbott government still denies that global warming is largely responsible for the extreme weather that Australia has experienced over the last decade. This blinkered view of the new Australian government has led the country down a slippery slope towards environmental disaster. One would have thought…
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