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Environment & Energy

This includes articles about coal mining and CSG, mining the Galilee Basin, dredging, and Abbot Point. It also contains articles on sandmining on Stradbroke Island. Other, related articles, can be found under 'Environment: Great Barrier Reef'.

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Election 2016: Failing on climate change - a national disgrace

Michael Slezac reports in The Guardian (27.6.16) aht peaking at the same time as Turnbull addressed the party faithful at the Co... More »

Rush to dam northern Australia comes at the expense of sustainability

Barry Hart and colleagues write in The Conversation (27.6.16) about the environmental impacts of the major parties' proposals for developi... More »

Qld inches towards protected area targets

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (25.6.16) on the government's moves to secure more state land as protected areas.

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Tree 'panic clearing' on Queensland properties revealed by satellite imagery

The ABC's Stephanie Smail reports (23.6.16) on new indications that some farmers on large rural properties are continuing to undertake extensive an... More »

What happened to debate over the environment?

Marc Hudson writes in The Conversation (23.6.16):

'There’s a deafening silence in the ongoing Australian election campa... More »

PolicyCheck: What are the parties really offering to save the Great Barrier Reef?

John Brodie writes in The Conversation (21.6.16) about the major parties' policy offerings and funding promises to date regarding protecti... More »

George Brandis and the Adani mine proposal

Thom Mitchell writes in The New Matilda (21.6.16) that George Brandis claims that the Adani mine is the 'best shot at economic p... More »

Catholic church thinking big on fossil fuel divestment?

Neil Ormerod writes in The Conversation (20.6.16): 

'This week’s decision by four Australian Catholic orders to di... More »

Turnbull's Great Barrier Reef funding promise - recycled commitment

Michael Slezak reported in The Guardian (5.5.16):

'All the $171m in funding announced in the budget for the Great Barrier Ree... More »

Survey: more Australians want climate action now than before the carbon tax

Deborah Cotton writes in The Conversation (16.6.16) about public sentiment in Australia regarding action on climate change and emissions r... More »

Boost renewable energy target to 50% and get 28,000 extra jobs

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (15.6.16) that Ernst Young and the Climate Council have released a report suggesting that... More »

How Adani splits Queensland Labor

In The New Matilda (10.6.16) Roger Scott, Executive Director of the TJRyan Foundation, writes:

'Climate change and environmen... More »

Does tourism really suffer at sites listed as World Heritage in Danger?

In The Conversation (10.6.16) John C. Day analyses the impact on tourism of a World Heritage site being listed as 'In Danger', f... More »

New hope for storing carbon dioxide underground

Dom Wolff-Boenisch writes in The Conversation (10.6.16):

'To halt climate change and prevent dangerous warming, we ultimately... More »

State parks, curbed development could save SEQ koala populations

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (7.6.16) on the release of research showing the destructive impact of continued urban developme... More »

Alpha coal mine legal case could set 'important precedent' with global warming argument

The ABC's Stephanie Smail reports (7.6.16) on the legal case being heard in Brisbane's Court of Appeal, arguing that Gina Rinehart's Alpha coal min... More »

June 2016 - more dire news from the Great Barrier Reef

Marine ecologist, Justin Marshall, who has been working on the Great Barrier Reef for 30 years, writes in The Guardian (7.6.16):

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Election 2016: 'Misinterpretation': government officials reject claims Great Barrier Reef is mostly dead

Nicole Hasham reports in the Brisbane Times (3.6.16) on assertions from the federal government's Great Barrier Reef management authority t... More »

There goes the neighbourhood: climate change, Australian housing and the financial sector

Policy Online carries a link (30.5.16) to a Climate Institute report outlining the financial risk to Australia's housing and property sect... More »

Securing renewables: how batteries solve the problem of clean electricity

Policy Online carries a link (31.5.16) to an Australia Institute report which outlines the advantages of battery storage technology for ad... More »

Election 2016: Labor pledges $380 million for Great Barrier Reef

Matthew Knott reports in the Brisbane Times (30.5.16) on federal Labor's announcement of dedicated funding to underpin research and protec... More »

Labor and Greens battle over CSG regulation proposals

The ABC's Babs McHugh reports (27.5.16) on policy proposals from Labor and the Greens setting out stricter regulation of coal seam gas operations, ... More »

Climate change and the election

Lenore Taylor writes in The Guardian (27.5.16): 

'For years Greg Hunt has been suggesting different things to different ... More »

Australia 'scrubbed' from UNESCO report on climate change and world heritage sites

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (27.5.16) that 'all mentions of Australia were removed from the final version of a Unesco... More »

Queensland Parliament passes laws restoring landholder mining objection rights

The ABC reports (25.5.16) on state Parliament passing laws to reinstate mining objection rights to landholders and other affected parties, reversin... More »


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