Port of Cairns upgrade given environmental approval

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The $120 million Port of Cairns upgrade is closer to completion following the Queensland Government’s approval of the Environmental Impact Statement.   READ MORE

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Indian mynas are on the move – to Ballarat

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AN UNWELCOME IMMIGRANT Small, brown birds with a black head and a bright yellow beak, legs and eye patch; notoriously aggressive and quarrelsome; thought to compete with native species of birds and mammals for food and nesting space. READ MORE

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Maules Creek offsets still not secured, five years after land clearing approved

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Five years after the controversial Maules Creek coalmine in north-east New South Wales was given approval to clear critically endangered native ecosystems, Whitehaven Coal has still not secured the biodiversity offsets demanded by the federal government, receiving a second extension in February.   READ MORE

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New Vegetation Management Regulation for Queensland

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The Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 was introduced to the Queensland Parliament yesterday (8 March 2018) and sets out to amend the Vegetation Management Act 1999, the Planning Act 2016, the Planning Regulation 2017 and Water Act 2000 for the purposes of…

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‘World’s ugliest animal’ found off Australia

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IT’S one of the most inaccessible and unexplored places on the planet. Now Australian researchers have managed to haul in creatures from the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean, rarely seen by humans.   READ MORE

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Second stage of second crossing edges closer

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WORKS are about to start on the second stage of the $280 million Echuca-Moama bridge project, closing Warren St from early March 2018 to mid 2019. ‘‘We need to close Warren St between the Murray Valley Hwy roundabout and the Campaspe River bridge,’’ a project…

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Invest in science for the full picture

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Since 1988, the Queensland Government has been using satellite imagery to analyze reductions in woody vegetation and report their findings via the Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS).   READ MORE

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More science needed on vegetation management says AgForce

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FARMERS are calling on the Palaszczuk Government to equip scientists with the resources they need to examine how much vegetation is growing in Queensland, not just how much is being cleared.   READ MORE

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Australia’s strategy for nature 2018-2030 – Open for Feedback

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Environmental officials from all jurisdictions in Australian Government who make up the Biodiversity Working Group, reviewed Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: 2010 – 2030 back in November 2017. A revised strategy has been developed with the intention to improve its ability to drive change in biodiversity…

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Farmers: Time to end divisive debate on vegetation laws

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FARMERS say land management plans with defined environmental and agricultural production outcomes agreed to by both farmers and the Queensland Government will help end the divisive debate over vegetation laws.   READ MORE

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Chevron LNG project facing emissions row

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The WA Opposition claims the state government is risking investors’ dollars with an environmental review into greenhouse gas emissions from the multi-billion dollar Wheatstone natural gas project.   READ MORE

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Plan to carve up beach drive view

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A proposal to clear one of Noosa’s best known coastal views at Castaways Beach for subdivision has seen Mayor Tony Wellington invoke the 1990s protest spirit used to halt development of the Marcus high dune.   READ MORE

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