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Great Barrier Reef alarm call for World Heritage Day

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

World Heritage Day is a wake-up call to save the internationally renowned Great Barrier Reef from the devastating impacts of mass dredging, dumping and shipping for fossil fuel exports which the Federal Government’s strategic assessment won’t fix, according to the Australian Greens. “It’s appalling that the greed for fossil fuel exports from… Read More

Mining towns unaffordable for communities while magnates get handouts

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Queenslanders in mining towns are increasingly unable to afford housing and other basic necessities while the Labor Government continues to defend its planned tax cuts for big business and mining magnates, according to the Greens. “Instead of addressing these cost of living issues and helping ordinary Queenslanders, the Australian Government is instead planning to hand… Read More

Re-drawing World Heritage boundaries won’t fix Gladstone Harbour

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments on removing Gladstone Harbour from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area show the LNP is prepared to sacrifice the Reef for mining profits, and put the spotlight on whether the federal government will remain complicit. “Mr Seeney’s comments are an admission that mass dredging is an environmental… Read More

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