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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes Great Barrier Reef board over ‘mining links’

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 02:32pm by AFP

    ... According to the ABC, two of GBRMPA’s five board members have close links to the resources sector – Tony Mooney, an executive with Guildford Coal and Jon Grayson, who owns a stake in Gasfields Water ... to degrade inshore diversity”. Instead, the board issued a watered-down statement saying such biodiversity impact should be a “key consideration” in port approvals, while calling for further ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to buy US-made drones to patrol borders, detect asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... to secure our ocean resources, including energy resources off northern Australia, and help to protect our borders," he said. "They will provide the Australian Defence Force ... illegal fishermen and asylum seekers, who frequently enter Australian waters to the north on rickety boats, usually setting sail from Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The announcement comes just weeks ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco criticises Australia’s decision to allow dredging of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... by the federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, that the dredging proposals met a tough requirement for water quality was called into doubt by the Unesco report. The report went on to recommend the reef ... resources and environmental protection mechanisms in place to ensure that the Great Barrier Reef continues to be among the best-managed and-protected world heritage areas in the world." Richard ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian researchers find money doesn’t grow on trees but gold leaf does

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:01pm by AFP

    ... discover new deposits of the precious metal. Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) made the find in the resource-rich Kalgoorlie region of Western ... their roots. “The eucalypt acts as a hydraulic pump – its roots extend tens of metres into the ground and draw up water containing the gold,” he said. “As the gold is likely to be toxic to the plant, ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tropical cyclone crossing Western Australian coast

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 05:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney A tropical cyclone hit Australia’s resource-rich northwest coast on Wednesday, bringing winds of up to 165km an hour as it crossed the shore near the tiny ... “The amount of water that’s around is a bit worrying. The ground is very sodden, very soft. As soon as you get a get a bit of strong wind, trees start going over.” The weather bureau expects ...



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