Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February

Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February

Updated May 11, 2018 15:44:37 Photo: Timber mills face an uncertain future because long-term agreements on timber supplies were rescinded last year. (ABC News: Ben Knight) Related Story: Timber contract shake-up threatens thousands of Victorian jobs, industry warns Environmentalists are celebrating after the Federal Court extended a logging ban in …

Fly-fishing company’s ‘luxury’ camp plan for Tasmania’s Central Highlands raises ire of anglers, Wilderness Society

Fly-fishing company’s ‘luxury’ camp plan for Tasmania’s Central Highlands raises ire of anglers, Wilderness Society

Updated April 11, 2018 19:53:17 Photo: Hall’s Island, in Lake Malbena, where the proposed camp would be located. (Supplied: Lyndsey Evans) Related Story: Hut plan for Tasmania’s World Heritage Area criticised Related Story: Tasmanian wilderness tourism plan ‘a success’: Government A plan for a fly-in, fly-out “luxury standing camp” run …

Earthquake threatens lives in Papua New Guinea Highlands, as unrest affects relief efforts

Earthquake threatens lives in Papua New Guinea Highlands, as unrest affects relief efforts

Posted April 09, 2018 17:38:52 Emergency response teams are being flown by helicopter to a remote part of Papua New Guinea, where there is concern a weekend earthquake could have taken more lives in a region already struggling to recover from a magnitude-7.5 quake which hit earlier this year. Key …

Papua New Guinea highlands shaken by magnitude-6.3 earthquake

Papua New Guinea highlands shaken by magnitude-6.3 earthquake

Updated April 07, 2018 22:47:40 Photo: A earthquake-triggered landslide in Papua New Guinea this February. (Supplied: Baundo Mereh via Storyful) A powerful earthquake has struck the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, damaging buildings and injuring a number of people just six weeks after a major tremor devastated the region, …

Papua New Guinea highlands shaken by magnitude-6.5 earthquake

Papua New Guinea highlands shaken by magnitude-6.5 earthquake

Updated April 07, 2018 17:04:55 A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, the European earthquake monitoring service (EMSC) reported. The very shallow quake was only 2 kilometres deep and 93km southwest of Porgera in the Enga province, the EMSC said. Earthquakes are common …

More police sent to PNG’s Highlands as violence hampers earthquake relief effort

More police sent to PNG’s Highlands as violence hampers earthquake relief effort

Posted March 20, 2018 16:13:34 Photo: A team works to unload emergency supplies from a helicopter in Papua New Guinea. (Supplied: Thomas Nybo/ Unicef) Heavily armed police are being sent to Papua New Guinea’s Highlands to deal with violence that has disrupted the distribution of earthquake relief supplies. Provincial authorities …

PNG earthquake: A whole ‘generation’ of children at risk of missing out on schooling in devastated Highlands

PNG earthquake: A whole ‘generation’ of children at risk of missing out on schooling in devastated Highlands

Posted March 21, 2018 15:30:32 Photo: A group of people await for the arrival of food relief. (Supplied: Thomas Nybo) A month after a deadly magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s Highlands, aid workers have warned that an entire “generation” of children may miss out on a proper education. The …