Community sponsorship program taking on the care of refugees deemed a success, groups push for expansion

Community sponsorship program taking on the care of refugees deemed a success, groups push for expansion

Updated May 09, 2018 19:30:38 Photo: Armenian refugee Mano Derboghossian and his daughter Hasmig in their home in Chatswood. (ABC News: Laura Brierley Newton) Armenian refugee Mano Derboghossian looks like any other affectionate father as seven-month-old Hasmig bounces on his knee. As the sun streams in through the window of …

New Acland coal mine expansion back on the table after Land Court decision rejected

New Acland coal mine expansion back on the table after Land Court decision rejected

Updated May 02, 2018 11:14:51 Photo: More than 60 landholders have been fighting the New Acland coal mine expansion. (ABC News: Louisa Rebgetz – file photo) The Supreme Court in Brisbane has rejected a Land Court decision that had recommended scrapping the expansion of the New Acland coal mine on …

Waste-to-energy incineration should be ‘last resort’ as Josh Frydenberg flags expansion – Science News

Waste-to-energy incineration should be ‘last resort’ as Josh Frydenberg flags expansion – Science News

Waste-to-energy projects may be expanded to help tackle the growing recycling crisis in Australia, according to Minister for Energy and Environment Josh Frydenberg. But experts have warned that burning waste to produce energy should be an absolute last resort, and instead say the Government needs to lead by example by …

Rottnest hotel expansion approved as island’s visitor numbers boom

Rottnest hotel expansion approved as island’s visitor numbers boom

Posted April 19, 2018 10:32:41 Photo: An artist’s impression of the expanded Hotel Rottnest, which will feature 80 new rooms. (Supplied: Christou Design Group) A major expansion of Rottnest Island’s main resort has been approved, with the West Australian Government hoping it will help to draw more tourists to the …

Chevron announces $5 billion Gorgon gas expansion off WA

Chevron announces $5 billion Gorgon gas expansion off WA

Posted April 14, 2018 13:25:14 Photo: The stage-two Gorgon expansion will cost an estimated $5 billion. (Supplied: Chevron) Industry leaders and the State Government have welcomed Chevron’s decision to proceed with the second stage of the multi-billion-dollar Gorgon project expansion off Western Australia’s north-west coast. The latest phase of the …

Underground Australian War Memorial expansion tipped to top $500 million

Underground Australian War Memorial expansion tipped to top $500 million

Posted April 07, 2018 00:05:05 Video: Memorial director Brendan Nelson says the project will be well worth it. (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Get on with it’: War Memorial boss wants speedy end to special forces probe A half-billion-dollar redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial (AWM) will be considered by the …

Industry veteran warned of ‘disaster’ in fish farm expansion on Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour

Industry veteran warned of ‘disaster’ in fish farm expansion on Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour

Posted March 24, 2018 08:02:02 One of the original salmon farmers on Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast says expanding the industry was always a “disaster waiting to happen”. The head of the state’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) admitted on Friday that the science behind the decision to massively expand …

Buffalo blue cheese wins top gongs and drives Victorian farm’s expansion

Buffalo blue cheese wins top gongs and drives Victorian farm’s expansion

Posted March 24, 2018 07:27:57 Photo: Bryan Jans names all his buffalo and has grown his farm at Giffard West in Gippsland over four years. (ABC Rural: Isabella Pittaway ) A Victorian buffalo farm is going from strength to strength thanks to growing demand for Australia’s first buffalo blue cheese. …

Macquarie Harbour salmon expansion science ‘wrong’

Macquarie Harbour salmon expansion science ‘wrong’

Updated March 23, 2018 15:24:01 Photo: Experts say fish stock levels have caused unsustainable degradation in the harbour. (Supplied: Tassal) The science behind the decision to massively expand fish farming in Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast was wrong, the head of the state’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has admitted. …