Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - April, 2015
West Australia’s Aboriginal heritage laws are under fire after one of the world’s oldest and largest collections of rock art was deregistered as a ‘sacred site’.
Call for water sales to bring billions
A Canberra academic says Australia could make billions of dollars from privatising its water assets, but only after broad reforms.
China takes new steps to fix deadly flows
China will shut down a range of dyeing plants, oil refineries and pesticide producers to clean up its water supply.
Greens push for right to shut the gate
A Tasmanian Senate standing committee is reviewing a bill that gives landholders the right to refuse gas mining on their property.
More calls to restore drought dollars
Politicians and the agricultural industry are calling for the revival of a rebate scheme on water spending for drought-affected graziers.
New fuel draws diesel from water
Audi has produced a few litres of what they call the “fuel of the future”; a new brew for diesel consisting of water, carbon dioxide and 'green materials'.
BHP reveals its sweet dealings
The Tax Office is chasing BHP Billiton for more than $500 million in payments it avoided by shovelling profits overseas.
Drilling fires up with protestors' win undone
The NSW Supreme Court has overturned a State Government decision, which banned Metgasco from drilling at its Bentley Project.
Human gene tech not there yet
Chinese scientists have modified the genes of a human embryo, but say the technology is not ready yet.
Mine fire inquiry opening again
The Hazelwood mine fire inquiry will be re-opened to investigate the chance that smoke from the blaze caused premature deaths.
Queensland looks to new fuel to power new jobs
The Queensland Government says it is working on a policy to boost the ethanol industry.
Captain's call behind faux-science post
The University of Western Australia’s latest posting has caused some serious stirrings.
Abuse claim clouds Dutton's offer
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton appears in a new video spruiking the Cambodian solution to asylum seekers, while one of his most vocal opponents accuses him of torture.
RSPCA in debates across states
The RSPCA has called for an end to government funding of greyhound racing, while a WA MP criticises the animal rights group.
Tassie council takes big green steps
One Tasmanian council is making bold moves to cut costs through renewable energy.
Action group slams AGL gas claims
A NSW community action group says there is no problem with gas supply, and there is no need for gas giant AGL to continue fracking activities in sensitive environmental areas.
Earth Day dawns with new renewable push
April 22nd is Earth Day, a day when groups around the world mark the achievements and trials ahead in the quest to protect our environment.
Farmers say allocation change risks sweet future
There is outrage over WA Government threats to cut water allocations for farmers in the Ord Stage 1 agricultural region.
Gut bugs fall short in modern era
Humans could not live without a body full of useful bacteria, but it appears that modern life may be killing off our microbial mates.
Low cost green future waiting on policy, study says
New research says Australia could go 100 per cent renewable, with a few good policies.