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Environment Protection Authority to be investigated following string of controversies

Environment Protection Authority to be investigated following string of controversies | Australia | Scoop.it
A parliamentary inquiry is to be held into the performance of the state's Environment Protection Authority after a string of controversies including botched prosecutions, accusations of cover-ups, mismanagement and a referral to the corruption watchdog.
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Saving the Beeliar wetlands is vital: we can't have a highway destroy it

Saving the Beeliar wetlands is vital: we can't have a highway destroy it | Australia | Scoop.it
Lynn MacLaren: The western Australian wetlands are home to threatened species – but the government's plan for a highway would damage the ecosystem irreparably. There are better alternatives
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Anglers warned to look out for illegal yabby traps in ACT waterways

Anglers warned to look out for illegal yabby traps in ACT waterways | Australia | Scoop.it
Canberra anglers have been urged to look out for illegal yabby traps which have been spotted in territory tackle shops, and pose a serious threat to native wildlife.
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Mega ports to be allowed near Barrier Reef

Mega ports to be allowed near Barrier Reef | Australia | Scoop.it
The Queensland government will allow five mega ports, mainly in areas near the Great Barrier Reef, angering green groups.
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Asylum seeker who set himself on fire spent 18 months in limbo in Australia

Asylum seeker who set himself on fire spent 18 months in limbo in Australia | Australia | Scoop.it
Refugee claim of Leo Seemanpillai, who arrived in Darwin by boat in January 2013, was still being processed, Scott Morrison says
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Canberra kangaroo cull kept on hold

Canberra kangaroo cull kept on hold | Australia | Scoop.it
More than 1600 kangaroos in ACT nature reserves have won a further stay of execution until at least next week.
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Babies in detention: lawyers appeal for delay of 26 infants' transfer to Nauru

Babies in detention: lawyers appeal for delay of 26 infants' transfer to Nauru | Australia | Scoop.it
Minister urged to wait for test case of baby Ferouz before classifying 26 infants as ‘unauthorised maritime arrivals’
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ASIC to look into prank Metgasco email from schoolgirl Kudra Falla-Ricketts

ASIC to look into prank Metgasco email from schoolgirl Kudra Falla-Ricketts | Australia | Scoop.it
Sixteen-year-old Kudra Falla-Ricketts didn't realise how much of a stir her April Fools' prank had caused until she was hauled into her school principal's office.
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Sydney 'for sale': prime locations up for grabs

Sydney 'for sale': prime locations up for grabs | Australia | Scoop.it
The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust has earmarked three prime sites on the northern side of Sydney Harbour for long-term lease and development, including to overseas-based Chinese investors.
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Hodgman reads riot act to Greens

Hodgman reads riot act to Greens | Australia | Scoop.it
TASMANIAN premier-elect Will Hodgman has declared war on environmental groups that don't back the government's jobs focus, vowing to freeze them out and to relegate the Greens to bit players in the new parliament.
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Let current regulator police us: charities

Let current regulator police us: charities | Australia | Scoop.it
SOME of Australia's biggest charities and community sector groups have banded together to warn the federal government it will commit a
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Tony Abbott's green army will be paid half the minimum wage

Tony Abbott's green army will be paid half the minimum wage | Australia | Scoop.it
A ''green army'' of 15,000 young people will be paid as little as half the minimum wage, as fresh details emerge of the federal government's plan to create Australia's largest environmental workforce.
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UN expresses alarm about proposed dumping in Great Barrier Reef

UN expresses alarm about proposed dumping in Great Barrier Reef | Australia | Scoop.it
Approval for dumping dredged material as part of Abbot Point coal development could place site on Unesco list of shame
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Nearly 1,000 sharks to be caught under WA's planned cull policy

Nearly 1,000 sharks to be caught under WA's planned cull policy | Australia | Scoop.it
WA expects to bait almost 1,000 sharks over three years if its catch-and-kill policy gets the green light.
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Save the Tarkine group appeals against iron ore mine ruling

Save the Tarkine group appeals against iron ore mine ruling | Australia | Scoop.it
Green group says impact on Tasmanian devils of Riley Creek mine has not been taken into account
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Great Barrier Reef authority approves dredge spoil dumping from Hay Point

Great Barrier Reef authority approves dredge spoil dumping from Hay Point | Australia | Scoop.it
Decision to give permit to coalport south of Mackay displays 'astounding level of arrogance', conservation group says
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Canberra kangaroo cull kept on hold

Canberra kangaroo cull kept on hold | Australia | Scoop.it
More than 1600 kangaroos in ACT nature reserves have won a further stay of execution until at least next week.
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Egg industry faces legal crackdown over alleged 'cartel' attempt

Egg industry faces legal crackdown over alleged 'cartel' attempt | Australia | Scoop.it
Consumer watchdog claims egg lobby group conspired to inflate prices by slaughtering chickens and dumping eggs
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Debt collectors chasing schools for payments

Debt collectors chasing schools for payments | Australia | Scoop.it
Debt collectors are threatening schools that have failed to pay suppliers because the state government's $397 million IT program that was supposed to revolutionise school management is in disarray.
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Why is an Australian baby locked up in detention?

Why is an Australian baby locked up in detention? | Australia | Scoop.it
Murray Watt: Baby Ferouz, who is six months old, should not be in detention. He was born in Brisbane’s Mater Hospital, the very place where I, and my own children, were born
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March in March: Two sides to the story we didn't run

March in March: Two sides to the story we didn't run | Australia | Scoop.it
This week a man named Timothy Pembroke, who lives in Annandale and loves the Herald, wrote the paper a rather sweet open letter, which has gone viral on the internet.
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New Bill Aims to End Animal-Tested Cosmetics in Australia

New Bill Aims to End Animal-Tested Cosmetics in Australia | Australia | Scoop.it
Following popular demand, Australia may soon join India, Israel, and the European Union in banning animal-tested cosmetics.
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Qld juveniles to serve time in adult jails

Qld juveniles to serve time in adult jails | Australia | Scoop.it
QUEENSLAND'S repeat young offenders will be sent to adult jails when they turn 17 and publicly named and shamed.
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Electric car devotees push for supercharged highway in WA

Electric car devotees push for supercharged highway in WA | Australia | Scoop.it
Australia's first 'electric highway' will be rolled out in WA if Perth devotees of the cars have their way.
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