Archive for April, 2014
Fishermen in Broome are reporting a surge in catches after the buyback of commercial fishing licences.
Late last year, the Western Australian Government bought the two commercial fishing licences covering about 100 kilometres of coastline, from Roebuck Bay in Broome, south to Eighty Mile Beach.
Conservation groups say the risk management plan for a proposed coal mine in the Kimberley’s Fitzroy Valley is ‘”fatally flawed”.
As part of the Duchess Paradise Project, Rey Resources wants to build an underground mine near Derby, use the Derby Port and transport coal along the Great Northern Highway. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is accepting public comment on Rey’s draft management plans until next Tuesday.
PHOTO Yawuru traditional owner Micklo Corpus shows one of the dinosaur footprints near Broome.
For many years some of the biggest, best-preserved dinosaur footprints in the world have been shrouded in secrecy.
But that is about to change with scientists conducting the first detailed study of dinosaur trackways in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
A Queensland-based research group led by palaeontologist Steve Salisbury has found footprints that have never been photographed.
House of Representatives Committees
On Thursday, 27 February 2014 the Minister for the Environment, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on streamlining environmental regulation, ‘green tape’, and one stop shops.
The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference byWednesday, 30 April 2014. Please refer to our brochure called preparing a submission for more information.
A lead and silver project planned for Western Australia’s Kimberley has received environmental approval from the State Government.
WA Environment Minister Albert Jacob last night gave the green tick of approval to the Sorby Hills project, which is planned for 50 kilometres north of Kununurra.