Senator Larissa Waters questions representatives from the Department of Environment on whether changes since the previous Senate Estimates have led to independent assessment procedures relating to the Carmichael Mine.
Larissa poses questions to representatives from the Department of Environment regarding the international community's response to the Australian Government's management of the Great Barrier Reef. She follows with questions on the Abbot Point development,communication with international and Big Four Australian banks and whether the banks have agreed to stay silent on the issue.
Our chemicals regulator is only now starting to understand the risks posed to health and surface water by fracking chemicals. In fact they're not even studying the risks to underground aquifers or from shale gas. You'd think that'd stop the government, but disgracefully they've been handing out approvals like candy for years.