John Cole Queensland election campaigns often focus on big projects for the regions, such as for roads, power plants and mines. But research suggests that mega projects, such as in gas and coal, have not transformed skills or improved employment prospects in regional Queensland. Take... Read More →
Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. The experts are saying that the gravest threat facing the planet over the next decade is climate change. As the devastating impacts of climate change will affect each and every one of us, it is up to... Read More →
Organisers said 900 people turned out to make the words ‘Stop Adani’ in the sand at Byron Bay’s Main Beach on Saturday – so many that not one, but two, exclamation marks had to be added to soak up all the people.
India's former environment minister says he's appalled by Australia's decision to approve Adani's massive new coal mine in Queensland, and has questioned the Indian miner's environmental track record.
BRISBANE [AAP] The Adani coal mine will put an endangered finch on a fast track to extinction, experts trying to save it have warned the federal government. The southern black-throated finch will lose prime habitat to the Carmichael coal mine... Read More →
Protesters interrupted Annastacia Palaszczuk's town hall meeting in Cairns on Tuesday night, chanting 'no, no, no' in opposition to the proposed Adani coal mine. But the premier told them jobs were vital and coal mining would not cease in Queensland.
Tracey Ferrier BRISBANE [AAP] A new report has valued the Great Barrier Reef at $56 billion and warns of vast economic consequences for Australia unless more is done to protect it. The Deloitte Access Economics report says the World Heritage-listed... Read More →
The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Council is involved in a remarkable struggle to assert their Indigenous rights in opposition to the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine. Despite the company’s board-level decision to proceed, the mine has not cleared all legal hurdles.
There are a whole bunch of reasons why the Adani coal mine does not make sense: for the environment, the climate and on basic economics. The latest results from Adani Power, revealing over the weekend a $US954 million loss ($A1.3 billion) for the last financial year, its fifth loss in a row.
A new loop of Knitting Nannas have taken to the streets of Byron Bay with their knitting in an effort to shake up the Banks' woolly thinking. They want the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) to cast off Adani.
New coal mines in Australia must be banned – starting with the contentious Adani proposal – as part of a genuine effort to tackle poverty, combat climate change and secure energy for all, Oxfam Australia said today.
Mullumbimby was awash today with a sea of umbrellas and colour as hundreds of people gathered outside Santos to protest against the Adani coal mine in the rain.
Dozens of doctors will rally outside the Commonwealth Bank's Sydney offices calling on the organisation not to fund the Adani coal mine in Queensland.
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Westpac Bank for changing their sustainability policy which now rules out funding any new coal mines and coal fired generation projects including the proposed Adani coal mine to... Read More →
The Australian Conservation Foundation has accused the Turnbull government of using the 'drug dealers defence' in its support for the Adani coal mine project.
The Adani mine is being called the Franklin River of our time. While both Liberal and Labor governments still push coal as an energy source, there is a growing population calling for a commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and meet the climate change targets set by the Paris agreement.
Charles MacFarland, Ewingsdale S Sorrensen wrote a rather clever article attacking ‘corporate collusion’ for advancing the Adani coal mine and thus worsening global warming. I agree with everything he says, but I think we can spread the net of guilt a... Read More →
Malcolm Turnbull has met with executives from the Indian company wanting to build Australia's largest and most controversial coal mine with almost a billion dollars of federal funding during his stay in New Delhi.
The view through my window is lovely. Sure, the grass is way too high, and the bush turkey has dug up the paw paw seedling, but everything is lush. The wallabies have so much green pick to nibble on they hardly move, just the occasional tummy scratch.
As part of a fortnight of global actions against dirty energy, concerned Byron Shire residents will meet at Railway Park’s rotunda at noon on Thursday, March 23, before walking down to the Commonwealth Bank to ask them to stop funding new or expanding coal mines.
Remember that scene in James Bond movies? 007 is in a small room filling up with water. His time is running out. The water keeps rising. The tension is unbearable. Bond is running out of options. That’s what I think... Read More →
Stuart Layt BRISBANE [AAP] A senate inquiry into legislative changes which could affect Adani’s proposed Queensland coal mine will hear from stakeholders in Brisbane on Monday but activists want the time extended. The senate committee will hold a day of... Read More →
Shae McDonald BRISBANE [AAP] The latest legal bid to stop Adani’s massive Carmichael coal mine from being built in Queensland’s Galilee Basin is due to be heard in the Federal Court on Friday. The Australian Conservation Foundation is appealing an... Read More →
This morning around 60 people turned up outside Lismore’s Westpac bank, including the knitting nannas, asking them not to fund the the proposed Adani Carmichael mine in the galilee basin of Queensland.
Lismore Environment Centre is rallying the community together this morning at 10am outside the Westpac Bank, Molesworth Street, Lismore to highlight opposition to funding of the mine.