Powerful agribusiness lobbying and erosion of regulations driving deforestation to new heights in Australia
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
A surge of deforestation in eastern Australia driven by cattle ranching has made it one of the world’s worst places for forest destruction, facilitated by a powerful agricultural lobby that is eroding the rule of law.
Queensland farmers accused of defying federal order to cease clearances
Monday, November 27th, 2017
Farmers in Queensland are suspected of defying a federal government order to cease clearing land in a barrier reef catchment area which hosts several endangered species.
Queensland deforestation crisis building to a “tsunami”, conservationists warn
Monday, November 13th, 2017
New figures show that deforestation in Queensland jumped 33 percent in 2015-16, due in part to the failure of the federal government to crack down on illegal clearing.
Unauthorised clearances highlight environmental “crisis” in Queensland, Australia
Monday, July 31st, 2017
More than 130 hectares of trees have been cleared by a cattle rancher in Queensland, Australia, despite a government minister ordering an end to the deforestation in 2015. The deforestation is part of a broader crisis in the state after the environmental protections governing clearances were weakened in 2013.