AUSTRALIAN Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has been urged to visit communities in the Murray-Darling Basin.
This is so she can hear first-hand how a draft management plan will affect them.
Senator Hanson-Young was absent from meetings in Hay and Mildura this week when a Senate committee took ev... ...more
14 December 2011
by MELANIE SIM
Farmers and politicians are saying it loud and clear: "Compensation just isn't good enough for farmers affected by Coal seam gas activities."
That was one issue of many raised at a meeting yesterday at Mullaley, west of Gunnedah.
It was organised by the Marys Moun... ...more
Prime News Tamworth reports on a forum on Coal Seam Gas mining held yesterday at Mullaley in north-west NSW.
See story and interview with Senator Nash -au.prime7.yahoo.com/n2/video/-/watch/27569684/support-for-tighter-controls-on-csg/ ...more
1 December 2011By JAMIE WALKER and BEN PACKHAMFARMERS and other property owners would reap 1 per cent of the value of coal-seam gas extracted from their land under a proposal by Nationals senators to appease rural anger at the industry.The "default agreement", to put a floor on the income paid by CS... ...more
30 November 2011By JADE MARTINhttp://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/news/general/griffith-residents-fight-for-their-water/2375569.aspxGRIFFITH residents yesterday rolled up in force to show just how badly the planned water cuts brought about by the Murray-Darling Basin Plan would affect their... ...more
RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT INQUIRY - THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MURRAY DARLING BASINOn 28 October 2010 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Standing Committees on Rural Affairs and Transport for inquiry and report.The management of the Murray-Darling Basin, and the development and impl... ...more
BY MELODY MONTAGUE
For story/pic, go to: http://www.areanews.com.au/news/local/news/general/nationals-pledge-to-continue-fight/2375812.aspx
SHADOW water minister Barnaby Joyce pledged his support to irrigation communities during a visit to Griffith yesterday.
Mr Joyce was in the MIA ... ...more
29 November 2011By KIM WOODS RIVERINA'S green rice fields may be stained red as the Murray Darling Basin Draft plan war hots up.Angry Griffith irrigators and businesses have vowed to take their fight to Canberra's "front porch" to save the region from savage water cutbacks.They called for outcomes a... ...more
28 November 2011By KIM WOODSFRUSTRATIONS over the Murray Darling Basin draft plan are expected to boil over with an influx of politicians to the Riverina tomorrow.Griffith will host a community forum at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club at 11am, with speakers outlining the impact of the plan on their livelih... ...more
RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT INQUIRY - ILLEGAL LOGGING PROHIBITION BILL 2011
On 25 November 2011 the Senate referred the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 for inquiry and report.
The objective of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 (the Bill) is to reduce the harmful environmental, s... ...more
RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT INQUIRY - ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AMENDMENT (PROTECTING AUSTRALIA'S WATER RESOURCES) BILL 2011
On 10 November 2011 the Senate referred the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Protecting Australia's Water Resource... ...more
Just recently the Greens were outed on their real agenda and it doesn’t prioritise the environment.
The revelation came about when the Greens moved a motion to secure the chair’s position for the senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee.... ...more
Senator NASH (New South Wales—Deputy Leader of The Nationals in the Senate) (11:46): Colleagues, for the last little while I have been coming into this place day after day and thinking that it cannot really get any more pear shaped under the Labor-Greens-Independents government. But toda... ...more
The Greens today proved they are more interested in pursuing their social agenda than environmental and regional issues, Nationals Senator Fiona Nash said.
The Greens secured the chair’s position of the senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee which was previously held by the... ...more
ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS INQUIRY - CARBON CREDITS (CARBON FARMING INITIATIVE) BILL 2011 AND RELATED BILLS
On 25 March 2011 the Senate jointly referred the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011 and the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 and the Carbon Cr... ...more
IT LOOKS like the Green Corps, it sounds like the Green Corps, and does much the same thing as the Work for the Dole environmental repair and training program that ran under Howard.
But the Coalition’s proposed ‘Green Army’ is not the Green Corps, Nationals Senate Deputy Leader Fiona Nash s... ...more
FISHING industry representatives and recreational anglers voiced their concerns to The Nationals yesterday.
They called for a sustainable approach to marine conservation.
Port Macquarie recreational angler Lloyd Eyles has been fishing nearly all his life.
“We want a workable solution and sustaina... ...more
Commentary: Alan Kohler
It's hardly a surprise that the G20 finance ministers did not agree to splash cash on developing nations to help get a climate change treaty across the line in Copenhagen in a month’s time. Their bosses, the prime ministers and presidents, won’t agree next mo... ...more
Samantha Maiden, Online Political Editor
CLIMATE Change Minister Penny Wong has conceded an emissions trading scheme won't stop sea levels rising in Australia without global action.
Senator Wong was responding today to a parliamentary report that warns thousands of ... ...more
Samantha Maiden, Article from: The Australian
ANGRY Coalition MPs have accused Malcolm Turnbull of threatening the partyroom after he staked his leadership today on climate change negotiations with Labor.
Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce told The Australian Online today the... ...more
From The Weekly Times
WHEN Brendan Nelson rose to give a farewell speech to his coalition colleagues last week, he lit a fuse that could blow the federal coalition to pieces.
The former Liberal leader said the coalition must "stand up for something" and in particular oppose the... ...more
From The Australian
Nationals turn on Malcolm Turnbull with support not guaranteed
Matthew Franklin and Dennis Shanahan
SENIOR Nationals have warned Malcolm Turnbull he can no longer take their support for granted, strongly attacking his "contempt" for their outright opposition ... ...more
by Keith Orchison
ETS numbers game
Has the emissions trading debate now jumped the shark?
I spotted the idiom in a blog posted by ABC Television’s Leigh Sales. It is a showbiz colloquialism used by TV critics and fans to denote the point in a program where the ... ...more