STOP PRESS: Santos was ordered by the Federal Court on November 2 to stop its Barossa pipeline work after Tiwi Traditional Owner won an injunction. Justice Charlesworth found in favour of the court hearing the case, bought by Jikilaruwu man Simon Munkara, to stop work on the pipeline work because it would breach environmental regulations.
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Senior Jikilaruwu Elder Molly Munkara is among five Elders who have asked federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek to urgently intervene to stop Santos from destroying Tiwi cultural heritage. Kerry Smith reports.
There are growing calls on Minister Tanya Plibersek to ensure the country's main environment law takes climate change into account when assessing new fossil fuel and forestry projects. Pip Hinman reports.
First Nations people told a protest that they did not give consent for Woodside's seismic testing for a mega gas project. Chris Jenkins reports.
Environmental and climate advocacy groups have asked the ACCC to investigate alleged greenwashing by the Australian Petroleum Producers and Exploration Association. Kerry Smith reports.
Climate activists and unionists rallied in various cities for World Environment Day, calling for an end to new coal and gas projects for anti-protest laws to be scrapped. Jim McIlroy, Sue Bull & Niko Leka report.
Knitting Nannas and supporters were at the NSW Supreme Court to support Dominique Jacobs and Helen Kvelde challenge to the undemocratic anti-protest laws. Rachel Evans reports.
First Nations cultural heritage is under threat from multinational mining company Glencore’s coal mine expansion at the site of one of the Frontier Wars at Glendell, reports Pip Hinman.
The Federal Court will travel to the Tiwi Islands to take evidence from Traditional Owners on Country who oppose the approval of Santos’ Barossa Gas Project. Rebecca Parker reports.
A coalition of environment groups warn against the Victorian Parliament bringing in new anti-protest laws which would even stop Traditional Owners from protecting Country. Chloe DS reports.
The community group Groundswell Gloucester in the Upper Hunter Valley scored another win on May 8 when Gloucester Resources Limited (GRL) announced it would not appeal against a Land and Environment Court decision to refuse consent for its Rocky Hill Coal Project.
Justice Brian Preston of the Land and Environment Court ruled on February 8 against approving a new open-cut coalmine just outside Gloucester.
Environment groups say new land-clearing laws, expected to be put before the Queensland parliament this week, contain loopholes that could allow the continued clearing of high-value vegetation where landowners have already “locked in” their vegetation maps.
Queensland is responsible for more land clearing than the rest of the country combined. Rates of clearing surged when the former Liberal National Party (LNP) government under Premier Campbell Newman scrapped restrictions in December 2013.
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