Friday 24 October 2014

All posts tagged Brisbane


Green groups win time for dumping challenge

Green groups have won more time to legally challenge compromise plans to dump dredge spoil from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on land. Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government last year approved a plan to have three million cubic metres of …

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G20 climate change pressure mounts on Abbott

The desire of the United States President Barack Obama to leave a legacy could force Australia into an embarrassing back down on its attempt to keep climate change


Air pollution kills 1600 Australians each year

Deaths from poor air quality run into the millions in the frequently chocked cities of China but a new report points out that Australians are not immune and

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Shorten warns carbon repeal leaves Aust isolated

Australia’s opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has warned the conservative Liberal-National government's decision to abandon a carbon price mechanism puts the country at risk of being isolated


Report says Australia needs more trees

Australia is in need of more trees, according to new research conducted by University of Technology, Sydney on behalf of a collaboration of community groups, businesses and governments. The


Aust sees little G20 interest in climate change

A senior Australian official has said this year’s chair of the G20 summit sees little consensus among the Group of 20 leading economies to take major new steps


Ambassador: US will push for climate change at G20

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government remains under strong pressure from the United States to include climate change as an agenda item at the G20 summit later this year. Continuing the


Aust out of step with US, key partners on climate

The United States and environmental lobby group WWF have expressed deepening concern about the out of step nature of Australia to its major trading partners on the issue


Gas pipeline plan for expanded Qld port

A Hong Kong-based company wants to spend about $100 million so it can pipe gas from the Cooper Basin to a north Queensland port for export to Asian


High-speed rail possible sooner and cheaper

According to research released today high-speed rail linking Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would reduce carbon emissions and provide a profitable and popular service. The research also shows that it

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