Tree clearing laws could threaten Queensland’s renewable energy future, growers warn – ABC Rural

Tree clearing laws could threaten Queensland’s renewable energy future, growers warn – ABC Rural

The Queensland Government has been warned it may struggle to meet its renewable energy target if it pushes ahead with its controversial proposal to tighten tree clearing laws. The $1.6 billion sugar industry has been touted as a central plank in the Government’s clean, green energy agenda, in particular its …

Lab-grown meat, technology and foreign investment: What does the future of the northern cattle industry look like? – ABC Rural

Lab-grown meat, technology and foreign investment: What does the future of the northern cattle industry look like? – ABC Rural

The world’s growing demand for protein has led to record investments in northern Australia’s cattle industry over recent years. Australian and international companies have spent millions of dollars buying cattle stations, and millions more on improvements and innovations. As hundreds of cattle producers gathered in Alice Springs this week for …

Future of globally significant rock art still up in air as Senate inquiry hands down findings

Future of globally significant rock art still up in air as Senate inquiry hands down findings

Posted March 22, 2018 16:15:57 Video: Burrup rock art to be protected (ABC News) Related Story: Burrup Peninsula rock art decay ‘as sure as night follows day’ Related Story: Push for Burrup site to get UNESCO heritage status A senator involved in a long-awaited inquiry into the future of Australia’s …

Battlelines drawn as student haircut triggers fight for Trinity Grammar’s future

Battlelines drawn as student haircut triggers fight for Trinity Grammar’s future

Posted March 22, 2018 19:47:27 Photo: A truck with an anti-Michael Davies billboard protests outside Trinity Grammar in Melbourne (ABC News) Related Story: Review underway at elite Melbourne school after sacking over student haircut Related Story: Fury at elite school after ‘Dumbledore’ deputy fired for trimming student’s hair A very …

The future of work is under threat, but it’s not robots we need to fear

The future of work is under threat, but it’s not robots we need to fear

By Carl Rhodes Posted March 22, 2018 06:00:00 Photo: Our present era is one that is characterised by widening inequality where globally the richest 1 per cent own half of the world’s wealth — up from 42 per cent 10 years ago. (AAP: Patrick Hamilton) When Aussie billionaire tech tycoon …