The response of Fisheries Minister, Craig Wallace, to the preliminary report from Veterinary Scientist Dr Matt Landos on the health of barramundi caught in Gladstone Harbour is unsatisfactory and misses the point according to the Queensland Greens.
The Australian Greens have expressed grave concerns over the Malaysian Government's approval for a new rare earth refinery in Pahang.
West Australian Senator Scott Ludlam said many local residents, environment groups and other parties were still deeply troubled by the proposed refinery and the process by which it has been established.
State spokesperson for the Queensland Greens, Libby Connors, said that the Greens were not surprised at the split in ministerial ranks over the release of school audit results.
"The obsession with measuring and ranking is the antithesis of the stress-free but stimulating environment required for learning.
"That is true for children and it is true for teachers.