UNESCO concerned at Tasmanian Government rezoning wilderness areas to allow development

UNESCO concerned at Tasmanian Government rezoning wilderness areas to allow development

Posted May 19, 2018 08:54:46 Photo: UNESCO has urged the Tasmanian Government to produce its Tourism Master Plan. (Supplied: Dan Broun) The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has raised concerns about Tasmania’s wilderness areas being rezoned for tourism developments and called on the State Government to speed up a Tourism Master …

NSW Police concerned for welfare of missing 11yo girl Jacinta Laverance

NSW Police concerned for welfare of missing 11yo girl Jacinta Laverance

Posted May 14, 2018 12:10:24 Photo: Jacinda Laverance was last seen wearing purple and aqua pyjamas, and sneakers. (Supplied) Police have launched a large-scale search, including a helicopter and the dog squad, for a young girl who went missing from her home in Sydney’s south this morning. Jacinta Laverance, 11, …

Small business concerned about $10K cash payment limit

Small business concerned about $10K cash payment limit

A SYDNEY small business owner claims the government’s ban on cash payments over $10,000 will “demolish” the company he has spent four years and half a million dollars building, leaving it “worthless overnight”. In Tuesday’s Budget, the government announced it would ban cash payments to businesses for goods and services …

Macquarie Bank’s Martin Place development has Sydney Mayor Clover Moore ‘seriously concerned’

Macquarie Bank’s Martin Place development has Sydney Mayor Clover Moore ‘seriously concerned’

Updated May 07, 2018 16:22:33 Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore is “seriously concerned” planning rules are being bent to accommodate two large towers at Martin Place. The New South Wales Government has amended Sydney’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP), angering Cr Moore who says that decision is at odds with two …

Borneo oil spill: Fishermen and environmentalists concerned over spread of slick

Borneo oil spill: Fishermen and environmentalists concerned over spread of slick

By Indonesia correspondent Adam Harvey and Archicco Guiliano Posted April 03, 2018 05:23:07 Photo: Fishermen and environmentalists are sceptical about the company’s claim it is not responsible for the slick. (Supplied) An Indonesian oil company has denied responsibility for a major oil slick off the coast of Borneo, which appears …

UN official visiting Nauru detention centre concerned about ‘shocking’ mental health situation

UN official visiting Nauru detention centre concerned about ‘shocking’ mental health situation

Updated March 27, 2018 13:37:51 A senior United Nations official has demanded the Federal Government reconsider its offshore processing policy as concerns about detainees’ mental health grows. Key points: UNHCR says mental health situation on Nauru is particularly shocking Cites family separation as a major issue, gives example of catatonic …