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Cape York clearing a threat to birds, reef and tourism

Right now a pair of D 11 bulldozers, linked by chain, have started clearing 33,000 hectares at Olive Vale station on Cape York Peninsula. Local sources estimate about 1000 hectares … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Queensland Palaszczuk needs to move fast to undo Newman’s destructive legacy

Even though Queensland’s LNP was voted out of office earlier this year, the wave of environmental destruction set off by the Newman government continues to sweep across the Sunshine State. … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ending the Cassowary Slaughter on Queensland’s Roads

The cassowary is far-north Queensland’s flagship species for both the tourism industry and the World Heritage rainforests. It is an iconic and unique species that deserves better than the devastating carnage … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Au revoir Areva.

Returning the ban on uranium mining in Queensland is a welcome move by the Palaszczuk Government as is the departure of Areva who wanted to mine in Kakadu. The Palaszczuk … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

QUEENSLAND: Will Labor deliver on environment?

For many in the community, the Newman government proved to be too much of a threat to the environment, too fast to strip away civil liberties and unwilling to listen … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

HEADING HOME on Cape York Peninsula

From the air, you can barely see a road or any other sign of modern infrastructure. An expanse of bloodwood and eucalypt stretch out beneath us. Occasionally a reflective deep … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walking with the Wuthathi

The story of the protection of Shelburne Bay on Cape York’s northern tip goes back several decades and involves a cast of many including the Wuthathi people, former PM Bob … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment