March 2012

Cairns two speed economy

Everyone has heard how good the mining industry is for Queensland but is this actually the case for areas like Cairns and the Far North? The world’s largest coal mine is being developed 400km inland from Cairns, with a proposal to ship coal through the Whitsundays. There is no doubt that it will destroy existing

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Plan to shut down Hazelwood ‘a bargain’

A proposal by Victoria’s Premier John Brumby to shut down one quarter of Hazelwood power station, Australia’s dirtiest power station, shows that effective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is actually cheaper than the symbolic action favoured by the Rudd and Gillard Governments, according to The Australia Institute’s Executive Director Dr Richard Denniss.

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