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Larissa Waters takes note of an answer: Australian Government abandons World Heritage

01 Nov 2012

Larissa Waters takes note of an answer to her question in Senate Question Time that demonstrates that the Government, backed to the hilt by the Coalition, is using John Howard's laws to trash Bob Hawke's environmental legacy. 

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Larissa Waters asks which Federal Environment Powers will be transferred to the States

01 Nov 2012

Larissa Waters asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister to clarify what the Government's position is on transferring Federal environment powers to state Governments.

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Australian Government Abandons World Heritage Sites

01 Nov 2012

Australia’s World Heritage sites, such as the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu and the Franklin River, will be abandoned by the Federal Government and left to the whim of the state governments, as revealed in Senate Question Time today.

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Larissa Asks a Question About Koalas and Federal Environmental Responsibility

22 Aug 2012

Larissa Waters used her question in Senate Question Time to ask what the government was doing to protect threatened species, like the koala.

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Senator Waters asks a Question about the Great Barrier Reef

26 Jun 2012

With the UNESCO report into the health of the Great Barrier Reef, Senator Waters' asked a question on behalf of Queenslanders about what the Government was going to do given the recommendations of the UNESCO report and the continuing danger to the Reef posed by port expansion, the dumping of waste and increased shipping traffic.

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Value of Great Barrier Reef ecosystem services

13 Feb 2012

Answer to question in estimates regarding the assessment of the value of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area’s ecosystem services.

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Dredging and Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef

11 Jan 2012

Asnwers to Questions on Notice regarding the total amount of dredging approved and applied for in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

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Shipping in the Great Barrier Reef

22 Dec 2011

Answers to Questions on Notice regarding shipping in the Great Barrier Reef from Senate Estimates, October 2011.

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Great Barrier Reef being dredged to death

07 Nov 2011

The inadequate environmental safeguards put in place by the Government when it approved the mass dredging program for Gladstone harbour abutting the Great Barrier Reef were further revealed today in Senate Question Time by Australian Greens spokesperson for the environment Senator Larissa Waters.

“ABC has reported that the chair of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority expressed ‘extreme concern’ to the Government about the dredging and its unacceptable impacts on marine life within the World Heritage area,” Senator Waters said.

The inadequate environmental safeguards put in place by the Government when it approved the mass dredging program for Gladstone harbour abutting the Great Barrier Reef were further revealed today in Senate Question Time by Australian Greens spokesperson for the environment Senator Larissa Waters.

“ABC has reported that the chair of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority expressed ‘extreme concern’ to the Government about the dredging and its unacceptable impacts on marine life within the World Heritage area,” Senator Waters said.

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