We might have missed it, but the quiet approval of Western Australia’s new uranium mine should be a topic of serious discussion. There’s more at risk than potential profits.
After one community received notice from the government that their water supply was undrinkable, many locals blame the nearby mine. However, the fact that it passed without greater discussion is also the issue.
Three townspeople from Wollar represent the testing ground for the NSW government’s new anti-protest laws. If found guilty of protesting a coal mine, they could face seven years behind bars.
Shenhua Mine. It’s been slammed by Alan Jones; Tony Windsor says it may never be built. Meet the alliance of farmers and advocates blocking Shenhua’s controversial project.
Morning, poppet. What happened while you were snoozing? The Euro opener gave us a Golazo, Harry Potter gave back his owls and the mining sector is set to give staff the heave-ho.
The Idol of news summation, Rob, is back to outline the Mitchell Pearce saga, the abuse of Julie Bishop and the week of far too much Australiana.