With the government in a spot of bother, expect some rather extravagant public spending promises. The Great Barrier Reef is not one that has been spared. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Great Barrier Reef
Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O'Shane has criticised the federal government's Great Barrier Reef funding election promise, reports Alex Bainbridge.
Activists highlighted Warren Entsch's climate hypocrisy, reports Kerry Smith.
An Extinction Rebellion action highlighted the critical danger facing the Great Barrier Reef. Alex Bainbridge reports.
Extinction Rebellion organised a snap action to call on governments to recognise that the reef is beyond being 'in danger'. Alex Bainbridge reports.
The federal government is not off the hook as UNESCO's World Heritage Committee will again vote on whether or not to put the Great Barrier Reef on the “in danger” list next year. Margaret Gleeson reports.
A snap action by Extinction Rebellion Western Australia highlighted the plight of the Great Barrier Reef. Kerry Smith reports.
The likelihood of Australia meeting its obligations under the 2015 Paris Climate agreement to cut emissions by 26–28% by 2030 (compared with 2005 levels) is becoming a vain hope if budget provisions are any indication.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten told the National Press Club in Canberra on January 30 that he had become increasingly sceptical of Adani”s Carmichael coalmine in recent months: “We’re certainly looking at the Adani matter very closely,” he said. “If it doesn’t stack up commercially or if it doesn’t stack up environmentally it will absolutely not receive our support.”
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) warned that the Queensland government’s September 29 proposal to significantly expand the Port of Townsville, will further damage the ailing Great Barrier Reef.
Much has been made of the fact that on June 23, the same day the Fair Work Commission slashed penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers, federal politicians were granted yet another pay rise.
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