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10c Deposit Refund Containers SA

Despite those claims from Governments and experts in in the 70’s that having container refunds did nothing environmentally and simply created even more litter disposal issues than they solved, the Parliament this week has moved to make everything old new again. The State’s Waste Reduction and … [Read more...]

People before Crocs: Katter Call

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Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has used Question Time in the Federal Parliament to highlight the importance of protecting people over crocodiles, claiming the Qld ALP and LNP are ‘dilly dallying’ and won’t let the KAP MP Shane Knuth’s Safer Waterways Bill even be debated. Mr Katter asked a … [Read more...]

Gulf Water Made Available


Previously unallocated water from the Gulf water catchment is being made available with the Minister for Natural Resources Anthony Lynham announcing applications can be made for 92,500 megalitres of water in the Cloncurry and Gilbert Rivers. The Minister says the water is being made available to … [Read more...]

Underground Coal Gasification Banned


A ban on underground coal gasification (UCG) in Queensland is now the letter of the law, following the successful passage of legislation in Parliament this week. UCG involves converting coal to a synthesized gas by burning coal underground. The syngas is processed on surface to create … [Read more...]

Review Welcomed


The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham, that the Queensland Government will conduct an independent review into rural water metering. QFF President Stuart Armitage says that it was important for the … [Read more...]

Qld Launches Water Metering Review

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On the day that he announces his backing for an independent public inquiry to address serious allegations of water misappropriation in New South Wales, Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has started a water usage investigation of a different type - An independent review into rural … [Read more...]