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Uranium threatens real northern foodbowl on Cape York Peninsula

It was recently revealed that the French nuclear corporation Areva has been exploring for uranium in the Carpentaria basin in Far North Queensland for uranium deposits. The basin includes the … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Queenslanders have more reason than ever to be concerned about uranium mining in the sunshine state.

Back in 2012 Queensland Premier Campbell Newman made a series of ‘crystal clear’ commitments to keep the door closed to uranium mining in Queensland. In a letter to former ACF … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cape York’s reef faces unprecedented threats under Regional Plan

The Cape York Regional Plan puts the region’s fringing reefs at greater risk, writes Andrew Picone. With the recent release of the Cape York Regional Plan comes an unprecedented threat … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Will Cape York have its day in the World Heritage sun?

Brisbane Times/2014 Tony Abbott risks being the first Australian prime minister to leave a World Heritage deficit. At present he appears to be going in the opposite direction to his … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Good environmental management is beyond politics

Brisbane Times/ Australia’s international standing on good environmental management is in tatters. Destructive populist policy is being rolled out at all levels of government at the expense of scientifically informed … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Those pesky flowering plants

Ecotone/ The Wet Tropics abounds with primitive flowering plants and is a key characteristic of the region’s World Heritage values. These flowering plants began their evolutionary journey in the late … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cape York is more than a mine

Courier Mail/ Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney wants to ‘normalise the economy of Cape York Peninsula’. To this end he has approved a massive new bauxite mine, rolled back laws that … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment