Rio Tinto bauxite mine approval a taste of what’s to come under federal law changes

 Yesterday’s approval of Rio Tinto’s South of Embley bauxite mine in Cape York is a taste of more environmentally disastrous decisions to come from the Queensland Government, under the federal government’s plan to shed federal environmental responsibility to the States.

Ship break down demonstrates dangers of shipping boom

The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to press pause on plans to massively increase shipping for fossil fuel exports throughout the Great Barrier Reef, as a bulk carrier breaks down just off Cairns and is drifting towards Shark Reef.