Queensland Liberal and National Party (LNP) MPs are being urged to establish an “Office of Science Quality Assurance”, which would assess every scientific report handed to government and decide whether to approve or reject them, after a members’ resolution was passed at its state conference. The proposal was notably endorsed […]
After eight years, the Adani coalmine in the Galilee Basin has received its final environmental approval, effectively giving it the green light. While the argument for the mine has largely revolved around jobs creation, the exact number remains unclear with the local federal MP Michelle Landry admitting she hasn’t asked […]
The integrity of Australia’s electoral processes is under unprecedented challenge in this federal election. The campaign has already been marred by fake news, political exploitation of social media falsehoods and amplification by mainstream media of crude slurs made on Facebook under the cover of anonymity. We have seen our first […]
Labor leader Bill Shorten is trying to hose down the internal backlash prompted by his outright declaration he does not support the massive Adani coal mine in Queensland, insisting the hardening of his language is consistent with his reservations over the project. A spokesman for Mr Shorten also maintained a […]
The controversial Adani coal mine in Queensland is unlikely to get funding from Australia’s big four banks after the second biggest, Westpac, tightened its funding criteria. Westpac released its third Climate Change Action Plan today, which has a $10 billion target for lending to climate change solutions by 2020 and […]
Queensland’s Carmichael coal mine was given a new lease of life today after environment minister Greg Hunt once again approved the controversial $16 billion project. In August, the project was halted after the Federal Court overturned approval, ruling that Hunt had failed to properly consider advice about two threatened species […]
A $16.5 billion project.