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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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We just spent two weeks surveying the Great Barrier Reef. What we saw was an utter tragedy

Terry Hughes and Morgan Pratchett write in The Conversation (7.4.20) about their latest research on the health of the Great Barrier Reef, ... More »

Laborís climate policy is too little, too late. We must run faster to win the race

Will Steffen writes in The Conversation (24.2.20) that 'simple maths' reveals Labor's newly announced policy on emissions reduction, if re... More »

Australia is 'ground zero' in climate crisis and must show leadership, top researchers say

Lisa Cox reports in The Guardian (29.1.20) on an open letter signed by 80 of Australia's leading researchers - including TJ Ryan Foundatio... More »

Inaugural John Sinclair Memorial Lecture

Dr John Sinclair AO, founder of the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO), died on 3rd February 2019. FIDO is honouring the outstanding contr... More »

Take care when examining the economic impact of fires. GDP doesnít tell the full story

Janine Dixon writes in The Conversation (17.1.20) about attempts to quantify the costs of this summer's destructive bushfires, reminding t... More »

BlackRock is the canary in the coalmine. Its decision to dump coal signals whatís next

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (16.1.20) about the implications of the world's large... More »

Slow burn - Australia's summer of bushfire crisis

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (1.1.20) about the bushfire crisis threatening communities acr... More »

Koala conservation strategy for south-east Queensland leaves conservationists 'cautiously optimistic'

Dominic Cansdale reports for the ABC (8.12.19) on the state government's release of a draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy,... More »

Australia's science academy attacks 'cherry-picking' of Great Barrier Reef research

Graham Readfearn reports in The Guardian (26.11.19) that a Senate inquiry into farming practices' impacts upon the Great Barrier Reef has ... More »

Australia could fall apart under climate change. But thereís a way to avoid it

Ross Garnaut writes in The Conversation (6.11.19) that, if climate action fails, the consequences 'would be beyond contemporary Austr... More »

Australia's tortured energy debate: what is the state of play?

Katharine Murphy comments in The Guardian (13.10.19) on the current state of energy policy debate in Australia, looking at how we got from... More »

Coal miners and urban greenies have one thing in common, and Labor must use it

Fabio Mattioli and Kari Dahlgren write in The Conversation (11.10.19) that the Labor Party will not win an election by cozying up to the c... More »

The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. There are a whopping 45 reasons why

Jon Day and Scott Heron write in The Conversation (12.9.19) about the threat that climate change poses to the Great Barrier Reef. The auth... More »

Climate change is bringing a new world of bushfires

Dale Dominey-Howes writes in The Conversation (11.9.19) about the bushfires currently devastating parts of southeast Queensland and northe... More »

Is Adani still playing for time?

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (6.9.19) that native title is the latest casualty of Adan... More »

'Safety reset' at all Queensland mines and quarries following deaths

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (9.7.19) about concerns in Queensland's mining industry over workers' safety, following a ... More »

The Murray-Darling Basin scandal: economists have seen it coming for decades

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (9.7.19) about alarming revelations from a Four Corners re... More »

Explaining Adani: why would a billionaire persist with a mine that will probably lose money?

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (3.6.19) about the latest progress of the Adani Carmichael... More »

Australia isn't doing its part for the global climate. Sooner or later weíll have to pay our share

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, comments in The Guardian (27.5.19) on the federal government's reluctance to take mor... More »

Radical climate action 'critical' to Great Barrier Reef's survival, government body says

Nicole Hasham reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (13.4.19) on a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority report which says global warmin... More »

Morrison to announce $2 billion over 10 years for climate fund

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (25.2.19) about the federal government's announcement of a $2 billion investment in a Climate ... More »

Adani's new law firm put forward 'trained attack dog' strategy for waging legal 'war'

The ABC's Josh Robertson reports (19.2.19) on revelations of Adani's hardline litigation approach to critics and protestors of its proposed Carmich... More »

Ten years ago, climate adaptation research was gaining steam. Today, itís gutted

On the tenth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, and with natural disasters unfolding at either end of the Australian continent, Rod Keena... More »

Itís time to restore public trust in the governing of the Murray Darling Basin

Jason Alexandra writes in The Conversation (15.1.19) about the discovery of mass fish deaths and diminished water supplies in tributaries ... More »

In 2018 the Australian government chased its energy tail

Simon Holmes à Court comments in The Guardian (1.1.19) that, while the federal government dithered on energy policy, business,... More »


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