Greens call for federal intervention to ban mining on Stradbroke Island

26 July 2010 The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to step in and ban mining on Stradbroke Island after the State Government’s dirty deal to extend mining until 2027 on already expired leases at the island’s largest mine. Australian Greens lead Senate candidate for Queensland, environmental lawyer Larissa Waters said: “The Federal […]

Don’t blame the weather – Protect and preserve Moreton Bay’s Islands

The 2009 Healthy Waters Report Card reveals a very unhealthy Moreton Bay. The State Government’s only response seems to be to ‘blame the weather’. ( C/M p.5 today, 21.10.09). Instead the Environment Minister, Kate Jones should recognize the obvious – Greater Brisbane’s unsustainable rapid growth and resulting inevitable increase in pollution levels are to blame. […]

Inskip Point & North Stradbroke Island Sand Mining examples of poor coastal management

Rainbow Shores Stage Two at Inskip Point on the Fraser Coast near Cooloola and sand mining on North Stradbroke Island are part of a wider systemic problem in Queensland – our extremely poor management of our coastal assets.

Opposition to North Stradbroke Island Sand Mining no minority!

A rapidly growing alliance of indigenous people, local and regional community groups and organizations are calling on the State Government to end sand mining on the island. The destruction of the island’s natural assets was graphically shown in the Saturday Courier-Mail. This devastation could be stopped tomorrow by the State Government as mining is occurring […]

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