Queensland opens talks for federal funding for world’s largest pumped hydro project

The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says she has had preliminary conversations with the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, seeking federal backing for plans to build the world’s largest pumped hydroelectricity project in the state’s north. Palaszczuk was in Mackay on Thursday… Read More »Queensland opens talks for federal funding for world’s largest pumped hydro project

Northern Territory government was warned raising industry water allocation could threaten major river

The Northern Territory government was warned that increasing water allocations for industry could change the flow to a major Top End river. Conservationists say a confidential government memorandum, released under freedom of information laws to the Environment Centre NT, should… Read More »Northern Territory government was warned raising industry water allocation could threaten major river

ACT urges Tanya Plibersek to quash defence housing plan that would destroy critically endangered grasslands

The ACT government has urged the federal environment minister, Tanya Plibersek, to reject a defence housing development that would destroy critically endangered grasslands in Canberra’s north-west. Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has proposed building hundreds of houses on an old naval… Read More »ACT urges Tanya Plibersek to quash defence housing plan that would destroy critically endangered grasslands