Put dams in now or suffer and be damned - The Courier Mail

AUSTRALIA has had five prime ministers since Longreach last saw a proper wet. PMs can’t make it rain but we can build dams that help us store water in wetter areas to relieve drier areas. Not all of Queensland is in drought. Last year, the small town of Kowanyama in the Cape, recorded just under its average annual rainfall. On average the Mitchell River (right), which flows near Kowanyama, has the largest annual streamflow of any river in northern Australia. Read more

The death of coal power is greatly exaggerated - The Australian

The prosperity of developing nations depends on fuel we can supply. When the Hazelwood power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley shut down last year, the Australian Conservation Foundation claimed its closure was a signal “the era of polluting coal is coming to an end”. Read more

Labor's Dirty Deal to Stop Land Clearing - The Australian

Memory of beef pioneer trashed as ALP thieves sell their souls for Green votes A legend and pioneer of the Australian cattle industry, Maurice Binstead, died last month. Read more

Labor has turned its back on the bush - Queensland Country Life

THE Labor Party is said to have its origins in a strike by shearers in Barcaldine in 1891. Every May Day, Labor faithful return to the town for a street march and festivities at the showground. But the fact is Labor long ago turned its back on the bush. Read more

Australians and their gas

In the 1950s, the Australian Government decided that we had to reduce our reliance on imported oil because the cost was making it difficult to keep the Australian dollar fixed to the pound. So the Menzies government passed the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1957 and encouraged the major resource companies to look for oil in Australia.  Read more

Gas restrictions push up prices and threaten jobs - The Australian

In the 1950s, the Australian government decided that we had to reduce our reliance on imported oil because the cost was making it difficult to keep the Australian dollar fixed to the pound. So the Menzies government passed the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1957 and encouraged the major resource companies to look for oil in Australia. Read more

Foreign-Funder Greenies are happy to block Indigenous jobseekers - The Australian

Aboriginal interests don’t get a look-in as cashed-up cynics work the courts. Last week the leader of a major Australian political party encouraged his supporters to break the law to stop a coalmine. Indeed, he claimed he would be willing to break the law, too. Richard Di ­Natale’s call to arms may have been irresponsible, but it was also premeditated. All part of the plan. Read more

Canavan - Quarterly Essay

I sometimes feel very humbled that so many southern Australians care so much for a quaint little coal mine in the wilds of central Queensland, near where I, and my wife and five children live.  Read more

JOBS BONANZA Mines to fire up North jobs hub - Townsville Bulletin

This has been a historic week for North Queensland. The announcement of Townsville and Rockhampton as Adani’s FIFO hubs is just the medicine that our jobs-hungry region needs. Read more

It's time to take action on Adani - The Courier Mail

IN THE inner-city Brisbane suburb of West End, business is booming. Cranes dot the skyline as new apartment blocks go up and new shops open their doors. That construction boom creates plenty of jobs – in fact, the unemployment rate in Brisbane is 5.8 per cent. Read more


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