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By Christine Adams-Hosking Recently the Australian Government listed several koala populations as “vulnerable”, giving them special protection. As a koala researcher and conservation planner, I am most impressed with Minister Burke’s decision. It demonstrates that the government has respected and acknowledged the substantial body of peer-reviewed scientific advice that was provided and concluded that the …

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Hon Tony Burke, Commonwealth Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities recently Photo © Wildlife Queensland gave approval for the construction of the Connors River Dam and pipelines project as well as Moranbah to Alpha pipeline project. SunWater Limited submitted a proposal to construct and operate the Connors River Dam and water distribution pipeline(s) …

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The Nathan Dam and Pipelines project is again back on the agenda. This proposed project is a significant project under The rare boggomoss snail Adclarkiadawsonensis –its future is certainly uncertain?Photo © Robert Standish White the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 and a ‘controlled action’ under theEnvironmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. …

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