Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Updated March 21, 2018 10:57:25 Projections of a 250 per cent increase in shipping on the Great Barrier Reef over the next 20 years, coupled with a recent navigational infringement by a cruise ship, has prompted calls for a review of the marine park’s maritime management. On March 8, the …

Australia’s longest-running land claim clears final hurdle, but concerns NT anglers

Australia’s longest-running land claim clears final hurdle, but concerns NT anglers

Posted March 22, 2018 20:21:30 Photo: Traditional owners at the Kenbi land hand-back ceremony in 2016. (ABC News: David McMeekin) Australia’s longest-running Aboriginal land claim has cleared its final hurdle, but the details left some accusing the NT Government of “subpar communication”. Key points The Kenbi land claim on the …

Foul play concerns after man reported missing from live cattle ship

Foul play concerns after man reported missing from live cattle ship

Updated March 21, 2018 14:57:12 Photo: The MV Galloway Express remains docked at the Port of Townsville while investigations continue. (ABC North Queensland: Tom Edwards) A man has gone missing at sea on board a live cattle export ship en route to Townsville in north Queensland, triggering an investigation into …

Broncos sponsor UQ, Queensland Premier voice concerns over behaviour of Matthew Lodge

Broncos sponsor UQ, Queensland Premier voice concerns over behaviour of Matthew Lodge

Updated March 19, 2018 19:43:42 Photo: NRMA says it is “very concerned” about the impact of Lodge’s violence on victims and families. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Related Story: Hinds: Matthew Lodge return doesn’t pass the smell test Related Story: Family terrorised by footballer speaks out as CCTV footage emerges of assault …

Ministerial documents reveal Commonwealth concerns about ‘old science’ and ‘validity’ of forest agreements

Ministerial documents reveal Commonwealth concerns about ‘old science’ and ‘validity’ of forest agreements

Posted March 21, 2018 16:36:11 Photo: The Commonwealth is concerned the science underpinning RFAs in four states is “now quite old”. (ABC News: Lyn Orrego) Related Story: Logging conflict brewing again in NSW south east forests Related Story: Regional Forest Agreements deemed a failure The Federal Government is staring down …

Queensland Reds’ trip to South Africa stalled by yellow fever vaccination concerns, prompting London detour

Queensland Reds’ trip to South Africa stalled by yellow fever vaccination concerns, prompting London detour

Posted March 20, 2018 10:04:03 Photo: The Queensland Reds’ trip to Cape Town has been stalled by a massive, last-minute detour to London. (AAP: Dan Peled) The Queensland Reds have been preaching the message about embracing adversity this Super Rugby season, and it’s coming to them in spades after a …