The Queensland Government has released the Great Barrier Reef Ports Strategy, outlining the State Government’s approach to future port development and planning in the Great Barrier Reef region.

The Victorian Government has officially opened the new $2.2 million Water treatment Plant at Whitfield.

The Western Australian Government has announced a new plan to ensure the maintenance of the high quality of Esperance’s drinking water.

The Federal Government has reappointed Russell Reichelt has been reappointed as chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for a second five-year term.

The Federal Government has announced new funding rounds for three energy efficiency grants have now opened in a bid to drive smarter energy use in business, local government, households and communities.

The Federal Government’s amendments to the Water Act which set the provision for an additional 450 gigalitres of environmental flow for the Murray-Darling, have passed the house of representatives.

Reliance on coal mining has serious health and social impacts, according to a new report released by the University of Sydney.

The Western Australian Government has praised the work of the local catchment authority in significantly reducing the salinity levels of the Denmark River.

The Queensland Government has announced the membership of the Uranium Implementation Committee tasked with establishing the best-practice framework for the recommencement of uranium mining in the State.

The Victorian Government has released the draft Victorian Waterway Management Strategy for public consultation, which will form the future direction of the state’s management of waterways.

The Western Australian Government has released the final determination of the appeals leveled against the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) final report and recommendations for the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas Precinct at James Price Point, north of Broome.

The Climate Change Authority has released its long awaited discussion paper reviewing the Renewable Energy Target (RET), outlining a number of key recommendations based on the response from the issues paper released in August.

Federal, State and Territory Governments have agreed upon a new framework for a new national drought package focused on risk management and preparedness rather than crisis management.

The Federal Government has announced it has given environmental approval for the construction of the Bonaparte Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Project in the Northern Territory.

The Federal Government has announced a further $1.7 billion in funding to deliver an additional 450 gigalitres of environmental flow for the Murray-Darling Basin.

Whirehaven Coal’s Maules Creek Coal Project has been granted approval by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission, subject to what it calls ‘stringent conditions’.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has announced the release of the Abbot Point Voluntary Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA), which it believes is the first collaborative study of its kind undertaken in Australia.

The South Australian Government has announced work has begun on the $439 million Snowtown II site.

The Tasmanian Government has announced the state’s first sea level allowances and statewide coastal inundation mapping in a bid to offset the effects of shifting sea levels.

Australia has become the newest member nation of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, a group that specialises in the application of advanced systems analysis to examine complex systems, such as energy, water, food, climate change and population growth.

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has publically backed the South Australian Government’s policy on the future of wind farms, saying it strikes the right balance between hearing the community’s concerns and supporting the industry.

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