Updated: January 08, 2013
- Burke approves destruction of World Heritage values on Cape York, threatens Great Barrier Reef - May 15, 2013
- James Price Point gas hub fails, but legal case continues - May 05, 2013
- Burke must knock back mines threatening the reef - May 05, 2013
- Environment groups stand-firm behind forest peace deal - April 30, 2013
- Cape York planning process is a sham - April 23, 2013
- Tree clearing laws in Queensland must be left intact - April 17, 2013
- Cape York Peninsula Traditional Owners descend on federal parliament to call for World Heritage protection for country - March 20, 2013
- Rinehart must withdraw rock art mine application - March 08, 2013
- Rhinehart targets ancient Cape York rock art galleries for mining - March 02, 2013
The majority of Tasmanian environment groups are coming-out in support of Tasmanian Forest Agreement legislation which passed in Tasmania’s House of Assembly yesterday, despite efforts made by the Liberal Party to divide the community and block progress on the deal.
The Wilderness Society welcomed the news that Gina Rinehart’s Jacaranda Minerals will withdraw the ancient Quinkan rock art sites from its application to explore for minerals around Laura on Cape York but called on the company to withdraw its application until all the indigenous heritage values have been independently assessed alongside its traditional custodians.
The Wilderness Society is shocked that Gina Rhinehart would want to turn one of the world’s top-10 ancient rock art sites into a mine.