Indigenous Conservation Updates
Locating and recording water trees - November 21, 2011
A collaborative project in the Great Western Woodlands will locate and map culturally significant “water trees” in the traditional lands of the Ngadju people, so they might be safeguarded from damage or destruction.
Stakeholders shortchanged 3.8 million dollars in the Great Western Woodlands - November 27, 2011
Some members of the Great Western Woodlands Stakeholder Reference Group convened to provide feedback on the proposed spending of $3.8 million of state funds have been left feeling frustrated.
A land use plan for the Great Western Woodlands – stage 1 scoping study complete - November 17, 2011
A report has been produced by Ironbark Environmental for use by the ‘Woodlands Initiative’ to scope out a land use planning process for the Great Western Woodlands. The summary report is available for download.
Why damn northern Australia? - September 20, 2011
How many hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars is Tony Abbott prepared to pour down the bottomless pit labelled northern development to keep Barnaby Joyce and Bill Heffernan happy? Unfortunately it looks like the sky is the limit following reports that Team Abbott is refloating harebrain schemes to farm northern Australia by damming the rivers of the Top End.
Cape York Protected - But Not From Miners - September 09, 2011
A funding package recently announced by the Queensland and Australian governments to protect the Cape York Peninsula is good news but the area is still vulnerable. A moratorium on mining in the area is needed until a World Heritage assessment is complete.
Could Dinosaurs trample over Woodside's plans? - September 07, 2011
The newly heritage listed dinosaur trackway extends right through the coast at James Price Point and could be a brontosaurus-sized problem for Woodside and the environment minister