Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Abbott Point dredging proposal leaves significant’ environmental uncertainty

Australian Institute of Marine Science casts doubt on the modelling used to predict the spread of dredge material

A dredging proposal for the expansion of one of the world’s biggest coal terminals near the Great Barrier Reef leaves significant uncertainty about the environmental impact of the project, a report undertaken by the Australian Institute of Marine Science has found.

Freedom of Information documents given to the North Queensland Conservation Council reveal the institute was concerned about the modelling used to predict the spread of dredge material as a result of the Abbot Point expansion.

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Clive Palmer talks to Lenore Taylor: full interview – video

Clive Palmer talks to Guardian Australia’s political editor, Lenore Taylor. The controversial billionaire politician talks about conflicts of interest, emissions reduction targets, climate change, power prices and the briefings and advice he’s been given since arriving in Canberra as the leader of the Palmer United party. Continue reading…

Clive Palmer on conflict of interest: I am there to represent the people – video

Clive Palmer talks to Guardian Australia’s political editor, Lenore Taylor, about potential conflicts of interest, since taking office as a member of the Australian parliament last year. In his role the as leader of the Palmer United party and member for Fairfax, Palmer says he is there to ‘represent the people’ and he has no conflict of interest despite not voting on the carbon tax repeal.
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