Great Barrier Reef dumping plans scrapped: report

Plans to use the Great Barrier Reef as a dumping site for 3 million cubic metres of dredged material from the ocean floor will be abandoned by a multinational consortium, the Australian Financial Review reports.
Plans to use the Great Barrier Reef as a dumping site for 3 million cubic metres of dredged material from the ocean floor will be abandoned by a multinational consortium, the Australian Financial Review reports.
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KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand. KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India. RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India.
8:51 AM A new free credit rating website backed by peer-to-peer-lender SocietyOne crashed on Tuesday morning following a web traffic of "hundreds of thousands" of borrowers hungry for...
8:37 AM Convicted wife killer and former detective Des Campbell has lost his appeal in the state's highest court.
A home belonging to Fat Pizza actor Alex Haddad has been destroyed in a fire that police and firefighters believe was deliberately lit.
7:07 AM A home belonging to Fat Pizza actor Alex Haddad has been destroyed in a fire that police and firefighters believe was deliberately lit.
The online hunt has begun to find the mysterious culprit responsible for leaking hundreds of photographs of female celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
6:48 AM The online hunt has begun to find the mysterious culprit responsible for leaking hundreds of photographs of female celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
5:35 AM Ricky Gervais has defended "free speech" after he was accused of blaming the celebrity victims of a nude photo scandal for the online leak.
4:43 AM Should Western democracies intervene in Iraq to stop the creation of a violent Islamist caliphate and should the Australian Parliament, rather than the government, decide if we are to...
Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia’s main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
4:00 AM Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia’s main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
3:20 AM Traffic has returned to normal on the Great Western Highway on Tuesday morning after a truck overturned and blocked all lanes on Monday night.
The G20 summit is Australia's chance to begin addressing its poor productivity performance.
1:00 AM The G20 summit is Australia's chance to begin addressing its poor productivity performance.
01 Sep 14 Key documents relating to the lucrative casino licence awarded to billionaire James Packer at Barangaroo have been stamped secret by the NSW gambling regulator, which argues their...
The fight against the Islamic State is going to be much bigger, more complex and more dangerous than any Australian official has even begun to articulate.
01 Sep 14 The fight against the Islamic State is going to be much bigger, more complex and more dangerous than any Australian official has even begun to articulate.
The descent into ice addiction is a highway to hell for addicts and their loved ones.
01 Sep 14 The descent into ice addiction is a highway to hell for addicts and their loved ones.
Russia says it will consider launching a trade retaliation after Australia slapped fresh sanctions on the Kremlin for its latest incursions into eastern Ukraine.
01 Sep 14 Russia says it will consider launching a trade retaliation after Australia slapped fresh sanctions on the Kremlin for its latest incursions into eastern Ukraine.
01 Sep 14 Bryan Martin goes back to the stone age and starts making charcoal.
The state’s coal seam gas industry is under a cloud after separate matters involving the safety of operations at Narrabri in northern NSW and near Sydney.
01 Sep 14 The state’s coal seam gas industry is under a cloud after separate matters involving the safety of operations at Narrabri in northern NSW and near Sydney.
Rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios will be the main attraction at the Cottesloe Tennis Club that has 600 members, overlooks the sea and has temporary grand stands.
01 Sep 14 Rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios will be the main attraction at the Cottesloe Tennis Club that has 600 members, overlooks the sea and has temporary grand stands.
01 Sep 14 A suspended police officer is one of three men arrested after a foiled robbery attempt at Cabramatta in Sydney's west on Monday.
Eighteen months after he allegedly murdered a Sydney grandmother in her northern suburbs mansion tradesman Tony Halloun tearfully told police she had actually been the victim of a violent home invasion, declaring
01 Sep 14 Eighteen months after he allegedly murdered a Sydney grandmother in her northern suburbs mansion tradesman Tony Halloun tearfully told police she had actually been the victim of a...
The sunny start to spring for Sydney may not last for long but it’s a reminder of what’s been another remarkably warm period for the city.
01 Sep 14 The sunny start to spring for Sydney may not last for long but it’s a reminder of what’s been another remarkably warm period for the city.
Protesters' actions at the World Congress of Families fail the first test of free association, writes Tim Wilson.
01 Sep 14 Protesters' actions at the World Congress of Families fail the first test of free association, writes Tim Wilson.
01 Sep 14 Reactions have been flowing in thick and fast, following news of leaked nude photographs of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence.
Conservative shock jock Alan Jones takes on his second major role in a musical next year.
01 Sep 14 Conservative shock jock Alan Jones takes on his second major role in a musical next year.
With less than nine weeks until baited hooks could again be deployed in West Australian waters as part of the state government's shark kill zones, a documentary on the program is set to reignite debate over the controversial issue.
01 Sep 14 With less than nine weeks until baited hooks could again be deployed in West Australian waters as part of the state government's shark kill zones, a documentary on the program is set to...
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You bloody bewdy Barnaby/another cost & time saving gone.
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Dean Smith is obviously more interested in pandering to an ideologically radical, myopic
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Does not forward selling using basis premiums give end users (be they actual or traders) more
A $20 million research and development investment in the State's agriculture and food sector will assist the grains industry to capture new markets in Asia and the Middle East, Premier Colin Barnett said this week.28 Aug 14 A $20 million research and development investment in the State's agriculture and food sector will assist the grains...
GLOBAL players will provide stiff competition to Australian producers for the considerable market opportunities for agricultural exports into Asia towards 2050, a trade conference heard last week.28 Aug 14 GLOBAL players will provide stiff competition to Australian producers for the considerable market opportunities for...