The Queensland Greens have welcomed an independent scientist's investigation into the health of fish in Gladstone Harbour.
Dr Matt Landos has been employed by community members who have been concerned about the health of the harbour since local dredging began for massive port expansions for coal and coal seam gas export infrastructure.
Environment Minister Tony Burke has the opportunity to show he will act to protect the environment when it counts not just when it would score political points, by emergency heritage listing pristine Cape York, said the Greens today.
Plans to host American nuclear submarines at Garden Island should be rejected, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said today.
Senator Ludlam said the Australian Defence Force posture review - an inquiry into Australian defence bases - was off target with the suggestion that US nuclear submarines should be serviced at Garden Island.
At the time of writing the Queensland Labor Party have yet to announce a candidate for Moggill.
"It is highly disappointing to see that Labor have not even had the gumption to seek to challenge the LNP", said Greens candidate Jake Schoermer in a statement.