Something Fishy About This

fish stocking

Recreational fishers throughout Queensland are set to reap the benefits of more than three million fish to be stocked in Queensland dams and weirs over the coming year. Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne says almost $800,000 would be reinvested back into the Queensland Government’s … [Read more...]

South-West – It’s Got Wombats!!

Wombat

A south-west Queensland nature refuge is celebrating the arrival of the first endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat joey in the state in five years. The wombat joey emerged from its mother’s pouch at the Richard Underwood Nature Refuge near St George to the delight of staff and … [Read more...]

Mine Rehabilitation is Achievable

mining rehabilitation

A resource company case study project to rehabilitate former mining land shows that site rehabilitation is achievable with Environment Minister Steven Miles today singing the praises of mining companies. “Glencore Australia is progressively rehabilitating its Newlands coal mine in central … [Read more...]

Adani Coal Pollution- “Exaggerated”

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A Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Report has found that activist claims that Adani had polluted beaches near its Abbot Point coal port are an exaggeration. The Department has released its report into the discovery of coal sediment samples Dingo Beach, off Abbot Point, following … [Read more...]

Geo-park Plan Rings Alarm Bell

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A plan to declare the entire Etheridge Shire in Far North Queensland as a 'global geo-park' is ringing alarm bells for local graziers, AgForce said today. AgForce Northern President Russell Lethbridge, who lives in the Etheridge Shire, said cattle production was the predominant industry in the … [Read more...]

Life Without Plastic Bags

plastic shopping bags

The retail sector had committed to working with the State Government to help prepare Queenslanders for life without single-use, plastic shopping bags from mid-2018. Environment Minister Steven Miles says the National Retail Association will launch an awareness campaign to inform retailers of the … [Read more...]

The Farm of the Future

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The nation's farmers and land managers can look forward to new pest animal and weed control technologies such as automated traps, thermal sensors and weed spraying robots, with 23 innovative projects to share in $10.5 million of Federal Government funding. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for … [Read more...]