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Dr No Strikes Again On Cape York

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The Wilderness Society today labelled Queensland Premier Rob Borbidge the Dr No of Australian politics following his latest attack on the Cape York Land Use Agreement and the Cape York Peninsula Land Use Strategy (CYPLUS).
 
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Wilderness Society Applauds World Heritage Listing for Australia's Sub-Antarctic Islands

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The Wilderness Society today applauded World Heritage listing for Australia's three sub-Antarctic Islands: Heard, McDonald and Macquarie Islands. Wilderness Society spokesperson Virginia Young paid tribute to all those involved in the nomination process. "This outcome would not have been possible without the strong backing of both Federal and Tasmanian Government Environment Ministers.
 
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Beattie's Plan for Cape York Peninsula - A second chance for coexistence

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Regional, state and national environment groups believe that the prospects for reconciliation and the protection of Cape York Peninsula have been boosted with the release of the Queensland Opposition's Cape York policy statement.
 
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Acid pollution from Port Hinchinbrook prompts call for shut-down

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A coalition of Queensland and national conservation groups are calling for the immediate shut-down of work on the controversial Port Hinchinbrook canal estate following evidence from scientists that the site is contaminating World Heritage waters with sulphuric acid and toxic metals from acid sulphate soils. The groups say that excavating Port Hinchinbrook without managing the acid sulphate soils is like dumping barrels of toxic waste straight into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
 
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Howard Deceives Australia on Tas RFA Logging Deal

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National spokesperson for The Wilderness Society, Alec Marr, said "This is the biggest logging deal in Tasmania's history. In simple terms, if the logging industry wanted areas for logging, with a few exceptions they got them. This decision will haunt John Howard for the rest of his political career.
 

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