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State Budget Good for Coasts and Sustainable Energy

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The Wilderness Society welcomed the release of the Queensland state budget, citing increased expenditure on a number of nature conservation programs and the creation of an Office of Sustainable Energy as a useful start to reversing the indifference of the previous Borbidge administration. "The Borbidge government spent next to nothing on the extension of Queensland's National Park network in its final budget. The new commitment of $8.
 
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Two Kakadu protesters found guilty of trespass and fined $500

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Two Kakadu protesters were found guilty of trespass and fined $500 in the Darwin Magistrates Courts today. The two protesters were charged with trespass after chaining themselves to an ERA drilling rig which was drilling into the ore body of the Jabiluka uranium lease in an enclave of the Kakadu National Park World Heritage Area. The protesters were Mr Allan Gray, owner and publisher of Earth Garden Magazine, and The Wilderness Society's National Campaign Director, Mr Alec Marr.
 
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Forest Process Credibility Plummeting as Carr bends to Union Pressure

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A disastrous decision on the crucial Eden forest assessment is likely to be made by the Carr Government, The Wilderness Society warned today. Rodrigo Gutierrez, Forest Campaigner with The Wilderness Society said "This week the Carr government has already caved in to the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union and the NSW Labour Council and suspended the negotiations for the North East forests.
 
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Biodiversity crisis nothing to crow about

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Yesterday's boastful announcement by the acting Environment Minister, Norman Moore, that two of the State's flora species are no longer 'presumed extinct' has disguised the more alarming revelation that there are 23 presumed extinct flora species and a further 318 flora species listed as rare in WA. Wilderness Society Campaign Co-ordinator, David Mackenzie, today said: "The release of updated flora and fauna lists by CALM clearly shows we are facing a biodiversity crisis in WA.
 
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Vast Majority Oppose Jabiluka - Newspoll

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AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CENTRE NORTHERN TERRITORY FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AUSTRALIA The overwhelming majority of Australians are opposed to the Jabiluka uranium mine within Kakadu National Park, according to a survey carried out by Australia's most authoritative polling organisation, Newspoll. The poll conducted on behalf of the coalition of environment groups opposed to the mine, found 67% of respondents polled were opposed to it.
 

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