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Greens MP Milne criticises Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 6) Bill 2007: insufficiently considered; threat to farming, biodiversity; advantageous to emitters

Posted by waterweek on 11 October 2007

Christine Milne MP (Greens Party, Senator) stated she was appalled that the Selection of Bills Committee had decided not to refer the Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 6) Bill 2007 to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport for appropriate consideration. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in agriculture, australia, Emissions, Energy, Plantation forestry, Regulation, water, Water Week Vol 0414 | Leave a Comment »

Countries and companies will be paid to stop logging forests under World Bank plan; carbon credit market to help companies meet emissions targets by paying developing countries to halt logging

Posted by waterweek on 4 October 2007

Countries and companies will be paid to stop logging forests under a World Bank plan to establish a fund aimed at reshaping the fight against climate change, reported Mark Forbes in Jakarta for The Sydney Morning Herald (25/9/2007, p.10). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in australia, Emissions, Plantation forestry, water, Water Week Vol 0413 | Leave a Comment »

September 2007: All water held in accounts may be traded in NSW Hunter Valley

Posted by waterweek on 28 September 2007

NSW Department of Water and Energy, September 2007 said all water held in accounts may be traded, including all water made available in 2007/2008, as well as account water carried over from 2006/2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Allocations, australia, Coal mines, Energy, Mining, nsw, Plantation forestry, Water Week Vol 0413 | Leave a Comment »

April 2008 Murray system disaster forecast; tree deaths, massive fish deaths, as water falls below the intake-pipes

Posted by waterweek on 21 September 2007

Water-levels below Lock 1 were projected to fall from their current level of 0.25m Australian Height Datum (AHD), to negative 0.6m AHD in April 2008. Under these projected conditions, massive fish death in the Lower Lakes is more likely. For the worst case scenario, water levels will continue to fall, reaching negative 1.5m AHD in the latter half of 2008. Salinity would rise and make what small irrigation water which was available, poisonous to crops and trees.

MDB levels

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Posted in agriculture, Allocations, Deforestation, Drought, Emergency, Environmental Flows, Extinctions, Fauna, Irrigation, mdb, Murray Darling Basin, Plantation forestry, South Australia, Uncategorized, Water Week Vol 0411, Wetlands | Leave a Comment »

Pulp mill but another name: Greens oppose hydrogen peroxide plant in South Australia after German terrorist plot foiled

Posted by waterweek on 20 September 2007

The developers of South Australia’s controversial $1.5 billion Penola Pulp Mill said they may eventually build a hydrogen peroxide plant on site, reported The Advertiser (7/9/2007, p. 12).

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Posted in Chemicals, Plantation forestry, SA, Security, Water Week Vol 0411 | Leave a Comment »

Controversy surrounds Gunns Tasmania pulp mill: foresters pressure mill opponents amid suggestions of corruption and secrecy

Posted by waterweek on 20 September 2007

As then Labor leader Mark Latham found out, the politics of Tasmania’s marginal seats, Bass and Braddon, are more quicksand than woodchip, reported The Australian (15/9/2007, p. 26). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Deforestation, Energy, Plantation forestry, Policy, Tasmania, water, Water Week Vol 0411 | Leave a Comment »

Murrumbidgee Water Sharing Plan over-ruled: NSW water-trading rules changed for low flow conditions

Posted by waterweek on 19 September 2007

Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water, Phil Koperberg, announced at the start of September that inflows to Snowy Hydro and the Murrumbidgee Valley had been sufficient to increase the allocation to Murrumbidgee High Security licences from 30 per cent to 60 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in agriculture, Allocations, Plantation forestry, Policy, Water Trade, Water Week Vol 0411 | Leave a Comment »

Not signing, but meeting, Kyoto targets: Aus takes lead in forestry GHG cuts, says Turnbull

Posted by waterweek on 18 September 2007

Australia had taken practical steps to reduce carbon emissions by deforestation initiatives and international agreements, said Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Liberal member for Wentworth in NSW, in the Federal House of Representatives (11/9/2007).

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Posted in Deforestation, Fire, Greenhouse Trades, Plantation forestry, Water Week Vol 0411 | Leave a Comment »

“A plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel”: Howard’s support for Tamar pulp mill in Tas

Posted by waterweek on 18 September 2007

The proposed pulp mill in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley was at the forefront of John Howard’s mind because it represented one part of his last-ditch plan to turn the polls around and snatch electoral victory, wrote Dennis Shanahan in The Australian (15/9/2007, p.19).

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Posted in Deforestation, Federal Election, Plantation forestry, Policy, pollution, Project Approvals, Public Opinion, Tasmania, Water Week Vol 0411 | Leave a Comment »

Tasmanian pulp mill debate crosses Strait to create ripples in federal politics

Posted by waterweek on 18 September 2007

The best efforts of both major parties to quarantine the Tamar Valley pulp mill debate south of Bass Strait continued to fail dismally, according to Matthew Denholm reported The Australian (15/9/2007, p.31).
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Posted in Deforestation, Federal Election, Plantation forestry, Policy, Project Approvals, Public Opinion, Tasmania, Water Week Vol 0411 | Leave a Comment »

Details of complex history of Tasmanian pulp mill assessment laid bare in Legislative Council

Posted by waterweek on 18 September 2007

The history of the hearings on the application for a permit to construct a proposed pulp mill by Gunns was detailed by T.L. Martin in the Tasmanian Legislative Council on 28 August 2007.

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Posted in Deforestation, Federal Election, Plantation forestry, Policy, Project Approvals, Public Opinion, Tasmania, Water Week Vol 0411 | Leave a Comment »