Plastic Bags to be Banned

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Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy has welcomed the move to ban supermarket style plastic bags, a move she says has been a key LNP environmental initiative. The laws for the phase out were passed into law by State Parliament last week and will come into effect next year. Ms Leahy says single-use … [Read more...]

That Empty Might be Worth Some Coin

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...]

Underground Coal Gasification Banned

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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

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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...]

New Regional Engagement Network

Jane Walker from Dalby and Katrina Macdonald from Roma.

Two new regional engagement officers, one based in Roma and one in Dalby, will represent the GasFields Commission on the ground in the Surat Basin. The Commission says it’s made regional engagement its number one priority and have equipped Commission staff to be fully mobile and responsive to … [Read more...]

Greenies Gearing Up – Again

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The awarding of leases to Glencore for the $7 billion Wandoan Coal project has the greenies army polishing up the protest placards. The activists say they are gearing up for all-out resistance against the prospect of a massive coal mine in the Surat Basin. The project would spark about 1300 … [Read more...]