The EDO welcomes today’s announcement by the state government of a board of inquiry, headed by his Honour Bernard Teague, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, into the fire at the Hazelwood mine. The board of inquiry announced by the government is also known as a judicial inquiry.
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If the Coalition is to be believed, there is more ‘red tape’ and ‘green tape’ plastered around the walls of Parliaments across Australia than there is at Santa Claus’ toy factory.
The process of revoking the World Heritage status of 74,000 hectares of Tasmania’s native forests has begun.
Last week, I travelled to Morwell to speak with locals about their concerns. With clouds of ash and smoke drifting over the town, people were worried about their health and that of their children.