About six years ago Ashley McKay a softly spoken cattleman from south western Queensland was prosecuted by the Queensland Government for clearing cypress pine on his property. McKay had a permit to clear trees from the Department of Natural … [Read more...] about Tree Clearing in Queensland: One Man’s Battle Against Bureaucracy
Archives for October 2005
In today's The Age Geoff Strong repeats federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell's announcement of last week in The Australian, and Tim Flannery's recommendation in The Weather Makers, that we should stop debating the science of global warming and … [Read more...] about Should We Take a Faith-Based Approach to AGW?
I chaired a water seminar for Martin Leet of The Brisbane Institute a couple of weeks ago. Martin has put a report together on the event, click here. I introduced the seminar by suggesting there was nothing more important, after water, than the … [Read more...] about Recycle Sewerage Through The Local Aquifer
Some of my colleagues were amazed to see The Australian newspaper run Environment Minister Campbell on its front page yesterday with some anxious comments about the threat of global warming. On the same day former NSW Premier Bob Carr launched a new … [Read more...] about GW Politics – An Update
I was getting bored with all the posturing about how Australian farmers would be sued for growing canola contaminated with genetically modified (GM) material, but now it seems there has been some resolution to the issue. Melissa Marino reported in … [Read more...] about GM Politics – An Update
The Northern Territory Chief Minister, Clare Martin, has said she will fight "tooth and nail" the building of even a small nuclear waste facility in the Territory. Australia produces nuclear waste at Lucus Heights., where the Sydney facility … [Read more...] about Galarrwuy Yunupingu Says Yes to Nuclear Waste