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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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Wilderness Society supports co-existence not extinguishment of native title

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The Wilderness Society makes a strong plea for coexistence and negotiation, rather than extinguishment and division, in dealing with Native Title issues on pastoral leases. Wilderness Society spokesperson, Virginia Young, says `The Government's Native Title Amendment Act is not the way to settle these issues - it will not deliver `certainty', rather continued injustice, conflict, and increased threat to Australia's cultural and natural values'.
 
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East Gippsland - Asia's latest bargain basement for woodchips

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The Wilderness Society today claimed that Marie Tehan's latest 'good news story' of increased woodchipping in East Gippsland will see a similar scale of forest destruction to the Indonesian fires.
 

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