According to National Water Commission Chairman Ken Matthews: "Ground water, in my view, is the sleeper issue in Australian water management, and indeed all over the world," Mr Matthews said. "Ground water is very poorly understood in Australia and … [Read more...] about Land & Water Audit Got it Completely Wrong, But Who Cares?
Archives for March 2006
Scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre have just returned from a 10-week survey of the Australian Antarctic Territory where, according to Dr Nathan Bindoff, they saw … [Read more...] about Good News: Krill & Phytoplankton Thriving off Antarctica
Dear Jennifer, I would like to share an example of the absurdity and wastage which goes under the name of endangered or threatened species management in southwestern forests [of western Australia], part of the 'great diversity hotspot' referred to … [Read more...] about Species Vulnerable to Extinction (Part 6): Liverworts in Karri Forests
The Commonwealth Games will begin tomorrow in Melbourne with an endangered subspecies as its mascot. While the fine print in some of the promotional material explains that Karak belongs to a subspecies of red-tailed black cockatoo, the general … [Read more...] about Commonwealth Games Mascot Not an Endangered Species
Last month The Lavoisier Society published a document titled 'Nine Lies About Global Warming' in which Ray Evans draws a comparison between the issuing of taxi licenses and carbon trading. He writes: "A number of economists have climbed onto the … [Read more...] about Emissions Trading Just Another Tax: Ray Evans
David Tribe writing about the latest issue of the Australian Farm Policy Journal and quoting Executive Director Mick Keogh notes there has been little real growth in total annual agricultural research and development investment levels in Australia … [Read more...] about Australian Farmers Losing Competitive Edge